Government must publish schools Covid data – unions
Education unions are urging สมัครสล็อต the government to publish data on the spread of the Indian variant in schools and colleges.
In a letter to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, eight unions warn that “any suspicion that data is being deliberately withheld is of deep concern.”
It comes as government figures show the proportion of pupils attending state schools in England dropped over the past week, raising concern about the prevalence of the virus among school children.
Approximately 87% of secondary school students attended last week, down from 89% the previous week. Attendance in primary schools fell to 94% last week, from 95% on 12 May.
A spokesman for the education department says it is “looking at ways” to publish the data, but adds the number of Covid outbreaks in education settings “remains stable” despite the spread of the new variant, and the relaxation of restrictions.