Coronavirus: Children should stay at school until there is a positive test in their bubble, PM says

Coronavirus: Children should stay at school until there is a positive test in their bubble, PM says
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Groups of pupils should only be sent home if there has been a positive test,
rather than someone just developing symptoms, the prime minister has said.

Boris Johnson said it was important for teachers and parents to examine the Public Health England guidance about testing.

Speaking to MPs on the Liaison Committee, he reiterated government policy when he said: “The reasons for sending such a class home, or a bubble home, would be if somebody tests positive.”

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It comes as a teaching union leader warned that schools are struggling to cope with a lack of COVID-19 tests for pupils and staff as the situation is becoming “increasingly out of control”.



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