At a time of significantly increased risk of virus transmission within the wider population, the data on the number of cases and testing among children strongly indicates a deeply concerning trend within the secondary school age population.
Urgent action is needed to address the increase in the percentage of secondary school age children testing positive for #coronavirus nasuwt.org.uk/article-listin…
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The sharp upward trend in the data is a major concern for our members and secondary schools increasingly appear to be high-risk environments for coronavirus.
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This situation urgently requires attention by the Government and further mitigating measures need to be identified and implemented.
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The spike in certain age groups coupled with the rise in community transmission could potentially increase the risk to teachers and other education staff unless further measures are introduced in schools to protect them.
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The percentage of young people testing positive for coronavirus is of great concern to the NASUWT, particularly among the 12-17 age group.
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Additionally, since the end of September there is evidence of increased percentage of children testing positive among the primary school age group.
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Oct 11, 2020 · 1:07 PM UTC

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