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No child should face another year of disruption to their education, says UNISON

Jon Richards, Unison

No child should face another year of disruption to their education, says UNISON (@unisontheunion)

Responding to Office for National Statistics (@ONS) figures on Friday, that show around one in 10 secondary school aged children have coronavirus, UNISON assistant general secretary Jon Richards said:

“With infections going through the roof, ministers need to get a grip and take action.

“No child should face another year of disruption to their education. Without prompt intervention, tens of thousands of pupils could be back at home missing out on vital face-to-face learning.  

“Reintroducing masks and school bubbles is a simple way to limit the virus spread, offering staff and pupils much greater protection.   

“The government must deliver the promised carbon dioxide monitors to classrooms to check the airflow is safe and provide air filters where needed. Speeding up Covid jabs for 12 to 15-year-olds will also help keep learning on track.” 


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