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Testing measures to ensure young people return to classrooms

On-site Covid lateral flow tests for secondary pupils on return to school, with students and staff encouraged to test twice a week

From: Department for Education , Department of Health and Social Care , and Office of the Children's Commissioner

Published 3 January 2022

All secondary schools have been asked to provide one on-site test for pupils ahead of their return to the...

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Public Health Devon advice to parents of school-age pupilsĀ 

With children and young people back in the classroom, and more mixing now possible with a change to the guidance around things like bubbles, we're seeing a rise in coronavirus cases among the school-age population, and it's likely that this will continue.

In almost all of the cases the young person has shown no sign of having the virus, or only very mild symptoms.

It's important that...