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A clinically vulnerable mum discusses how she overcame her anxieties about her children returning to school

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For most parents the return of more children to schools earlier this month was a relief. But for those who were clinically extremely vulnerable it will have come with added anxieties. Hannah Paradis is a teaching assistant from Cambridgeshire who suffers …

Covid testing in schools – who will get tested? How and where will they be tested? Who has to isolate after a positive test? These questions and more answered

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NOTE: This article was updated on 30 March to reflect a change to the guidance around confirmatory PCR tests All secondary school and college age pupils are eligible for twice weekly testing to help keep covid out of our classrooms …

Who can go back to university and when? What support is available? Students’ questions answered

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From 8 March universities can start to resume in-person teaching for students on practical courses and those who need access to facilities and equipment on campus. This process will be decided on by universities, but is likely to be staggered, …

Testing for secondary school and college students, their families, and staff - here’s what you need to know

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Thanks to the efforts everyone has made over the last few months, Covid rates have started to go down and we have offered vaccines to the people who need them the most.

Children in primary schools do not need to wear face coverings but most pupils in secondary schools do

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When schools and colleges open to all pupils on 8 March it will be necessary for most secondary school age pupils to wear face coverings but not primary age pupils. Our guidance is clear that children in primary school do …

Summer activities, tutoring and extra funding for schools – How we’re helping students catch-up

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This week, we announced increased funding and extra help for pupils to combat lost learning as a result of Covid-19. This will reach children and young people across the country and will empower early years settings, schools and colleges to …