Ministers warned of more disruption in English schools as Covid variant spreads

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Sumary of Ministers warned of more disruption in English schools as Covid variant spreads:

  • Into further disruption to education as data showed the Delta variant was continuing to spread within schools in England, with a rapid rise in infections among secondary school pupils and further outbreaks in recent weeks..
  • The figures included 50 outbreaks in the first week of June, when most schools in England were closed for the half-term holiday..
  • Further data modelled by the Office for National Statistics showed that students in years 7 to 11 in secondary schools had the highest infection rate of any age group, with one case in every 210, or 0.47%, on 2 June..
  • Mark Woolhouse, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, said the levels of transmission within schools were concerning but not yet dangerous..
  • “If the Delta variant is much more transmissible in children, it might raise the R number [in schools] above one, and then you would consistently start to see larger outbreaks more frequently in schools..
  • Paul Whiteman, the general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, said the low national figures concealed more severe regional trends..
  • “We are hearing from our members that more and more schools are having to close multiple classes or bubbles, particularly in areas with higher case numbers, and revert to remote learning..
  • One school told us that though they were not officially closed, six of their seven year groups were isolating due to Covid,”…

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