Push for Covid tests before new school term

Secondary school pupils are being urged to get tested – and vaccinated where possible – to stop coronavirus spreading and minimise disruption to lessons over the autumn term.

Ministers have launched a campaign, backed by Olympic champion Matthew Richards who won gold in Tokyo, to persuade parents, secondary school and college students to take part in voluntary asymptomatic Covid-19 testing.

Attendance advisers are being recruited to work with local authorities and multi-academy trusts where absence rates are higher than average.

Shalina Patel is a history teacher and head of teaching and learning at Claremont high school academy in Harrow, she’s been speaking to Anthony about the return to the classroom.

Tanya Francis 26th August 2021

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