Covid-19 & Secondary Schools

Total 9 Posts

The week in Covid-19.

8 min read
We look back at last week’s coronavirus situation in the UK, the variants, the roadmap out of lockdown, the consequences of school reopening, and more...

Face coverings in schools make staff feel safer​.

2 min read
Face masks in schools have only been in place for a few weeks​. Lifting this measure before the impact on coronavirus transmission in schools ​has had time to be assessed would be rash.

The week in Covid-19.

10 min read
We look back at last week’s coronavirus situation in the UK, the government’s lockdown exit strategy, school reopening plans, Boris Johnson’s promise of better days soon, lack of transparency in government, and more...

Coronavirus school closures: What’s the evidence?

5 min read
School closures might reduce overall community infections by a small amount and may be necessary when infection levels in the population are very high. But it is a false dichotomy to judge schools as either ‘safe’ or ‘unsafe’. The reality is more complicated.

UK Covid-19 data trends, 14 December 2020.

2 min read
Is it surprising that a growing number of councils, and secondary schools, in Tier 3 areas, are making the difficult decision to close early for the Christmas break? Dr Joe Pajak asks today.

UK Covid-19 data trends, 13 December 2020.

6 min read
Many experts believe that the government’s plan to relax Covid-19 rules at Christmas is likely to trigger a third wave, Dr Joe Pajak writes.

Testing in schools – Government wakes up to fact schools are major centre of transmission for Covid.

4 min read
While mass testing in some secondary schools in London, and parts of Kent and Essex is a start, the Government must urgently address those other parts of the country where infection rates remain high, teachers and school leaders’ unions say.
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