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Why do secondary school and college students have to carry on wearing face coverings? Your questions answered

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We’ve confirmed that face coverings should continue to be worn by adults and those in Year 7 and above as a precautionary measure when students return to schools and colleges after the Easter break.

A clinically vulnerable mum discusses how she overcame her anxieties about her children returning to school

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For most parents the return of more children to schools earlier this month was a relief. But for those who were clinically extremely vulnerable it will have come with added anxieties. Hannah Paradis is a teaching assistant from Cambridgeshire who suffers …

Covid testing in schools – who will get tested? How and where will they be tested? Who has to isolate after a positive test? These questions and more answered

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NOTE: This article was updated on 30 March to reflect a change to the guidance around confirmatory PCR tests All secondary school and college age pupils are eligible for twice weekly testing to help keep covid out of our classrooms …