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.
Education Secretary ‘breaks ground’ at one of first schools to benefit from new 10-year School Rebuilding Programme
From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP
On 23rd September Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi, ‘broke ground’ on one of the first 100 schools to be rebuilt under the Prime Minister’s ten-year School Rebuilding Programme, as he joined workers, pupils...
This week parents and guardians of young people aged 12 to 15 years old are being contacted to ask for their consent for the COVID-19 vaccination ahead of the jabs beginning to be administered in schools next week.
Alternative arrangements will be made to ensure those not in school are offered the vaccine, including those who are home schooled or in secure services.