No current plans to change Covid measures in schools, says ESC

THERE were 11 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among 880 staff in States-run schools earlier this week.

Graph provided by States of Guernsey showing the seven-day rolling average of new positive cases based on the date the cases are confirmed. (30244958)
Graph provided by States of Guernsey showing the seven-day rolling average of new positive cases based on the date the cases are confirmed. (30244958)

Education, Sport & Culture has said there are no current plans for drastic new measures in schools beyond what is already in place.

As of Tuesday 23 November there were also 176 students who were confirmed Covid-19 cases, out of a total of 6,781 students.

On that date, the school-age population made up around a quarter of the total number of cases in the Bailiwick.

The current guidance for secondary schools is that face coverings are strongly recommended for students when they are in communal areas and moving around in corridors, but students are not expected to wear them when they are in classrooms.

In primary schools, only the staff are strongly recommended to wear face coverings indoors when social distancing between adults is not possible.

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