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Publish data on Covid-19 infections in schools

Submitted by Anita Armitage on Sunday 30th May 2021

Published on Friday 4th June 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Saturday 4th December 2021

Current Signatures: 13
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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2021 ~ Children ~ Confirmed ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Education ~ face coverings ~ Government ~ It ~ Judge ~ Long Covid ~ Ministers ~ Prime Minister ~ Schools ~ The Government ~ The Prime Minister ~ UK ~ UK Government

Petition Action

Publish data on Covid-19 infections in schools

Petition Details

The Government should publish data on confirmed Covid-19 cases in schools, including cases of B1.617.2 and other variants of concern. This should be updated regularly.

Additional Information

We need school Covid-19 data collection and publication so we can see how policy is informed by data.

In January 2021, the Prime Minister said that schools are 'vectors for transmission'. Since 17 May 2021, the UK Government has said face coverings are no longer required in classrooms, but has not published data to support this decision.

We need to understand the role that schools play in Covid-19 transmission so we can judge if appropriate action is being taken to protect children, school workers, families and wider communities. It is not acceptable for children to catch and transmit COVID. This disrupts education and risks Long COVID.


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