Education Business 27.02

Education Business 27.02

Learning to live with Covid

The government’s ‘Living with Covid’ plan has changed how schools operate in the pandemic. Staff and pupils in mainstream secondary schools no longer need to conduct regular asymptomatic testing, and while those testing positive are still advised to stay at home, after 1 April, they will be asked to exercise personal responsibility.

A DfE blog says that the best measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in education settings are “good ventilation, hygiene and encouraging vaccination uptake, as well as following any additional advice from local directors of public health”.

This issue of Education Business examines how ensuring good air quality inside schools can help manage the Covid spread, and what support is available for schools to put in place ventilation and air purification technology.

As schools continue to help pupils recover from the pandemic – academically, physically and mentally, the Youth Sport Trust looks at how to rebuild activity levels in children, while Lord Jim Knight, a former minister for schools, digital and employment, investigates how education technology can help from both an academic and wellbeing perspective.

Angela Pisanu, editor

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