SCHOOLS won’t have to enforce face masks or carry out regular testing on pupils, it was revealed today. Speaking to Good Morning Britain this morning, education minister Nick Gibb said twice-weekly testing will not be compulsory for pupils to go to school in England but remains "highly recommended". With pupils returning to schools in March 8, Gibb confirmed a “no test, no school” policy is not in place but said he hopes the majority of students will volunteer to test themselves at home twice a week before coming in to school. “No, they're not compulsory but we highly recommend it, it's everybody doing everything we can to identify asymptomatic cases of Covid , helping to reduce the transmission,” he said. “The first three tests will be taken in the school that will show the students how to do it most effectively and it's the students themselves that will do it at home with supervision by their parents,” he added. Meanwhile, normal summer exams have been ditched and teachers will instead decide what results students get, with the help of voluntary “mini” subject tests. And already falling covid rates are expected to tumble even faster after the first large-scale peer-reviewed study… Read full this story
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