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Misleading reporting on working with BT to provide cheap broadband - read the facts here

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The Daily Mirror has today reported that the Department rejected an offer from BT of cheap broadband for disadvantaged families. This is not true - and the department enjoys a good working relationship with BT and EE.

School closures, remote learning, critical workers, nurseries and more: your lockdown education questions answered

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This week the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown to help combat the spread of Covid-19. This is a guide to what it means for schools, colleges, early years settings and more.

Delayed return to school and contingency framework: Your questions answered

On 30 January, the Government responded to rapidly rising case rates due to the new, more transmissible variant of coronavirus by triggering the education contingency framework and pushing back the staggered return for secondary schools and colleges by one week. …

Misleading claims about children being taken from their parents for coronavirus screening

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We are aware of messages being circulated on social media that suggest Public Health Officials have the power to screen and assess children for coronavirus without a parent or carer present. This is not true. The Coronavirus Act gives Public …

Face coverings in schools and colleges: your questions answered

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What does the new advice say – when will pupils have to wear face coverings? New guidance sets out that in areas of the country with high transmission rates and subject to local restrictions, staff and pupils in year 7 …