Education has provided updated guidance for schools on COVID-19 mitigations that will be in place after the upcoming Easter holidays. These represent a further relaxation of some of the measures that have been in place.
When education returns after the Easter holidays, there will be no routine surveillance testing taking place across settings. Students and staff are still encouraged to take an LFT if they are symptomatic.
However, all students and staff are asked to take an LFT the day before they return to schools after Easter and another on the day of return.
Face coverings are still expected in certain situations, such as on school transport and in secondary and post-16 classrooms, just for the first week back, as precautionary measures.
Read the media release.