Is it safe for children to go back to school now?

Monitoring likely key to safety of pupils and teachers in Delta-era classroom

By and large, schools with proper mitigation measures in place have turned out to be safer for children than the community. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA

By and large, schools with proper mitigation measures in place have turned out to be safer for children than the community. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA

The big return to school is taking place against a backdrop of considerable nervousness among parents and teachers.

On the one hand, 70 per cent of the total population and 88 per cent of adults are vaccinated against Covid-19 and wider society is on a road towards reopening.

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