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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 1 March 2021

ONS have published the findings from the second round of the COVID-19 Schools Infection Survey (SIS) for England, which include:

  • Most schools surveyed report encountering either “some” or “major” challenges in implementing measures to control the spread of coronavirus during the Autumn term 2020.

  • Almost all primary schools surveyed reported implementing all 10 infection control measures recommended by the Department for Education, while most secondary schools (91%) reported implementing at least 12 of 15 recommended measures.

  • Measures to maintain distancing within bubbles, such as staff keeping two metres from students, were more likely to present “major” challenges for schools, particularly in primary schools.

Read the ONS roundup