There is no evidence of a difference between school staff testing positive for coronavirus antibodies and the wider working-age population, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The main findings from the Schools Infection Survey come ahead of children going back to classrooms in England next week as part of the first phase of lifting the coronavirus lockdown. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Families of school children to get rapid tests As of 10 December 2020, it is estimated 14.61% of primary school staff had COVID-19 antibodies, suggesting they had been infected with the illness, while 15.72% of secondary staff were thought to have had them. That’s a small rise on the previous month, where 12.63% of primary teachers and 12.27% of secondary staff were thought to have antibodies. Advertisement In total, 14.99% of teachers involved in the study tested positive for antibodies – lower than that of the wider population of working adults, which has been estimated at 18.22%. That means that teachers appear to be no more at risk than any other part of the working population. More from Covid-19 COVID-19: Boris… Read full this story
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