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MetiNews.Com - Secondary school pupils will be required to test themselves for coronavirus at home after the first week back

North East UK news School pupils will be required to take Covid-19 tests at home MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Secondary school pupils will be required to test themselves for coronavirus at home after the first week back

North East UK news  School pupils will be required to take Covid-19 tests at home MetiNews.Com
23 February 2021 - 15:15

Breaking News ! Secondary school pupils will be required to take two weekly Covid-19 tests at home after they have returned to classrooms. Schools are set to reopen to all pupils from Monday March 8, under the Government 'roadmap' for easing lockdown restrictions. Primary school-age children will not require Covid-19 tests, although their teachers and staff will take two rapid tests at home every week. Secondary age pupils - those in year 7 and above - and college students will take three Covid-19 tests at school during the first week back. After that, secondary pupils and staff will be given two lateral flow rapid testing kits to take at home every week. Rapid home testing kits use swabs to take a sample from the back of the throat, which is dipped onto an extraction solution and tested on a handheld device similar to a pregnancy test. The results appear 30 minutes later. Pupils and staff at secondary schools will be required to wear face coverings until at least Easter, the Department for Education says.

. I am very pleased that regular testing is now supporting the reopening of schools and face-to-face education. "Around one in three people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and will be spreading it without realising it, so rapid regular testing offers a reliable and effective additional tool to help keep schools safe." Read More Related Articles Covid-19 rates 40 times higher than others in some parts of England- see how your area compares Read More Related Articles When you can go on holiday in UK and abroad if lockdown roadmap goes to plan Public Health England continues to advise that the existing range of safety measures in place in education settings remains appropriate – including bubble groups, staggering start and finish times, increasing ventilation and hygiene, regular testing and maintaining distance between adults where possible. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said: "I know this is a moment that students and parents up and down the country have been waiting for, and I would like to take this opportunity to give my thanks to all education and childcare staff and parents who have worked so hard to make sure students have continued to receive a high-quality education throughout this lockdown. "The testing of staff and students ahead of their return to secondary schools and colleges, alongside strengthened safety measures, should reassure families and education staff that extra measures are in place alongside the existing bubble system, enhanced hygiene and COVID secure precautions. "We are all well aware that being back in school or college brings huge benefits to young people’s education, development and wellbeing. The classroom is the very best place for education and the return of face-to-face teaching for all pupils will be a welcome move for pupils and parents across the country."

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North East UK news School pupils will be required to take Covid-19 tests at home MetiNews.Com


North East UK news School pupils will be required to take Covid-19 tests at home MetiNews.Com


North East UK news School pupils will be required to take Covid-19 tests at home MetiNews.Com


North East UK news School pupils will be required to take Covid-19 tests at home MetiNews.Com

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