Covid

Covid: Government ‘allowing mass infection of children’, scientists warn

Scientists have warned the government’s back to school plans are “reckless” and allow the “mass infection of children”. An...

James Carr
James Carr
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DfE U-turns on masks for pupils travelling to school

The DfE has made a rapid U-turn over plans to relax face covering guidance for pupils on public transport...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Pupils three times more likely to be self-isolating in north-east than London

Secondary pupils in parts of northern England are more than three times as likely to miss classes while they...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Long-read: The evidence behind the government’s Covid classroom ‘gamble’

A raft of Covid protective measures look set to be removed in schools on “freedom day” later this month....

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Bubbles and masks go at step 4, but isolation rules in place to end of term

Schools will no longer be told to keep pupils in consistent “bubbles” from step four of the government’s roadmap...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Government to remove school bubbles on July 19, says Javid

The government plans to remove bubbles and end routine contact tracing in schools on July 19, the health secretary...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Unions tell Williamson schools cannot run on-site Covid tests themselves

Heads’ and teachers’ unions have warned Gavin Williamson schools cannot be responsible for running daily on-site Covid testing themselves...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Revealed: How whole year-group bubbles could work

Top academy bosses have suggested “bubbles” of full year groups may be the only way to get all secondary...

James Carr
James Carr
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Williamson wants whole-class ‘bubbles’ from September

The government will look into expanding “bubbles” in schools to include whole classes so all pupils can return in...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker