• Child infection rate rise began when schools reopened, but direct link 'unproven', says SAGE

    Increases in infection levels among children and young adults began around the same time schools reopened, but a direct link between the two is “unproven and difficult to establish”, government scientists have said. A report endorsed by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, published today, found that although infection levels among young people started to

    14.14 Nov. 13th, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: 8 things we learned from SAGE's advice to ministers on schools

    The government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) has finally published the advice it provided to ministers over plans to reopen schools. Here are eight things we learned from reading them.   1. We’re still in the dark about the impact on children The dossier of evidence includes a report on the role of children

    16.42 May. 22nd, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: Scientists told ministers a rota system could help curb transmission in schools

    The government told schools not to use rota systems for the return of pupils despite scientific advice that it was “likely to be the most effective strategy” for bringing them back, official documents show. Advice to the government, published today by the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), shows that advisers reported on April

    14.04 May. 22nd, 2020 | News