Month: August 2021
A campaign on radio, social and digital media to reassure parents and pupils it is safe to return to school in England has been launched by the government. Read more here.
Around 300,000 carbon dioxide monitors are to be made available to schools in England next term to help improve ventilation and lessen Covid outbreaks. Read more here.
Colleges and sixth forms in England need an extra £570m to keep pace with the rising number of students, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Read more here.
There is an urgent call for action on ventilation in schools - to slow the spread of Covid-19 - when pupils return, in September. Read more here.
Changes to self-isolation rules in England and Northern Ireland have now started. It means that far fewer people will have to quarantine if they have been in close contact with someone with Covid. Read more here.
All 16 and 17-year-olds in England are to be offered their first coronavirus vaccine dose or the chance to book one by 23 August, the government has said. Read more here.