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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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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Covid: Masks still in place and onsite testing returns in ‘Delta’ hotspot schools

Headteachers in “Delta” Covid variant hotspots are “praying” the virus does not rip through their schools again in the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Bring back face coverings in secondary schools and vaccinate pupils on site, say unions

Face coverings should be reintroduced in secondary school classrooms and for students in communal areas, unions representing teachers and...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Outbreak fears cause cautious schools to continue with mask rules

Mask rules for pupils will remain in place at some schools across England next week amid fears about localised...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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School masks rule may be reintroduced in response to ‘localised outbreaks’, DfE says

Schools in areas facing “localised outbreaks” of Covid may be asked to reintroduce masks for pupils, the Department for...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Pupil face mask rules to be lifted from May 17

Pupils will no longer wear face masks in school from next week, Boris Johnson has confirmed. The recommendation that...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE continues to recommend face coverings in secondary classrooms after Easter

Face coverings will continue to be recommended in secondary school classrooms until May 17 at the earliest, the Department...

James Carr
James Carr