Comment: Back-to-school guidelines are not best in class

As schools prepare to reopen amid rising Covid-19 infections, the government guidance is strong on prevention measures but offers little information for what happens when a case does arise

17th August, 2020
Comment: Back-to-school guidelines are not best in class
Department of Education guidance relating to numbers of desks, additional space, hiring of community space and the creation of ‘bubbles’ of children is causing turmoil for schools. Picture: Getty

The back-to-school rush is on as parents organise new shoes, copybooks and coats ahead of the return in two weeks’ time. Many will be happier than ever to give in to requests for ‘cool’ lunch boxes or a more expensive backpack because they are desperate for the return of routine and the security it offers to students and their families.

Yet this looks set to be the most fraught time since the...

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