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How schools are managing ventilation to prevent the spread of airborne viruses like Covid-19

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  Good ventilation is key to having a healthy and productive indoor space and can help reduce the risk of viral airborne transmission, including of Covid-19. In most spaces in schools and other education settings like nurseries and colleges this …

Living with Covid: the end of routine testing in schools, colleges and childcare settings

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NOTE: This post was updated in July 2022 to ensure it reflects the most up to date guidance and information  Since 1 April, routine testing has no longer been expected in education and children’s social care settings. This is part …

Why it’s important for eligible parents and families of primary age pupils to Get Boosted Now 

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Protecting face to face education and minimising disruption in schools due to COVID-19 and its variants is our number one priority. The single most effective measure we have to minimise the spread of the virus and therefore the disruption it …

What does Covid Plan B mean for schools, colleges, universities and early years?

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Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced the implementation of Plan B of the COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan, as a result of increasing pressure on the NHS. We have already increased safety measures across education settings and we set these measure out in a previous post on 28 November …

Chief Medical Officer: “If you keep children out of school, every single one of the children you keep out of school is disadvantaged”

The country’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, has said that it is “absolutely universally accepted that there are huge advantages for children to be in school”.

Rapid testing kits will be delivered to nurseries from next month. Here’s what this means for you

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Ensuring young children can access the care, support and social interaction they need during these critical early years, is crucial to their development. This is why early years settings have remained open to all children throughout the current national lockdown. …

Prime Minister announces that schools and colleges will return from 8 March at the earliest

In Parliament yesterday Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that schools will not return after February half term and that we hope it will be safe to commence the reopening of schools from Monday 8 March If we achieve our target …

Pausing daily contact testing and self-isolation of pupils and teachers: your questions answered

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Due to changing public health advice we are pausing the daily testing of pupils and school staff who have come into contact with positive cases in order to give time to evaluate whether this is an effective strategy in light …

Delayed return to school and contingency framework: Your questions answered

On 30 January, the Government responded to rapidly rising case rates due to the new, more transmissible variant of coronavirus by triggering the education contingency framework and pushing back the staggered return for secondary schools and colleges by one week. …