Covid-19 & Secondary Schools

Total 18 Posts

PM urges people to use “common sense and judgement”... This is an abdication of responsibility.

8 min read
Here is a fact check of today’s daily briefing. Is the government actually following the data, or even presenting the data accurately? TL;DR: The reality is in stark contrast to the rosy picture being presented by the government.

Keep classroom masks rule for another month, scientists, parents and unions urge Gavin Williamson.

7 min read
20 scientists and public health professionals, hundreds of parents and students, and national education unions are asking that the UK Government follows the data not dates by extending face mask mitigation in schools.

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.
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