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Students return with school restrictions lifted

6th September 2021
Students across the UK are returning to school after the summer break and and a year disrupted by Covid.

Some N.Ireland schools 'not following contact advice'

5th September 2021
A teachers' organisation says there are concerns the guidance could lead to more Covid cases.

Covid: What do parents think about vaccinating children?

4th September 2021
Parents share their thoughts on the prospect of offering Covid vaccines to all 12 to 15-year-olds.

Covid-19: Decision on jabs for children due in days

4th September 2021
There is a "strong case" for vaccinating healthy 12 to 15-year-olds, the government believes.

Covid: Schools aren't infection hubs, says public health boss

2nd September 2021
Dr Yvonne Doyle seeks to reassure parents as pupils head back to classrooms across the country.

Covid Q&A: What are the rules for schools in Wales?

2nd September 2021
New Welsh government rules are expected to be adopted by schools by 20 September at the latest.

Back to school: How are pupils being kept Covid-safe?

2nd September 2021
Many children are returning to school after the holidays, while Scottish pupils already returned.

School funding warning as pupils return to class in England

2nd September 2021
As pupils return to class in England, there's a warning of a funding dip ahead.

Covid: Mixed emotions as pupils return to school across England

2nd September 2021
Parents have contrasting feelings as safety measures in schools are eased at the start of the new year.

Thousands of pupils return to NI schools

31st August 2021
The new academic year begins, with 350,000 children and young people going back to classrooms.

When do pupils in Scotland have to self-isolate?

30th August 2021
With the virus surging, we re-examine the new isolation rules and ask whether schools can ask pupils to stay at home.

Covid: Classrooms to get £6m anti-Covid air technology

30th August 2021
Schools, colleges and universities in Wales are promised air monitors and ozone disinfecting machines.

Affordable uniforms law will miss new school year

30th August 2021
Parents are concerned that a law to make school uniforms cheaper will not be in place for September.

Covid: High virus levels 'highly likely' in schools

27th August 2021
Scientific advisers say government should plan for this happening by the end of September in England.

Covid in Scotland: Unions call for all secondary pupils to get vaccine

27th August 2021
A spike in cases has highlighted the need for "continuing caution and effective mitigations" in schools, unions say.

Service cuts may expose rural youth to county lines

26th August 2021
Money to support young people is much lower in rural areas than urban and half what it was a decade ago.

Media reassurance campaign to get pupils back to school

26th August 2021
The government launches a media campaign to persuade parents it is safe for pupils to return to school.

Lateral flow tests Covid: what are lateral flow tests?

25th August 2021
Coronavirus lateral flow tests are free and provide a quick result within 30 minutes. But how do you do one?

Covid in Scotland: Return of schools 'fuelling' record case numbers

25th August 2021
The deputy first minister says secondary pupils should continue to wear facemasks as the latest daily case tally reaches a new record.

Back to school: Parents and pupils delighted at return

25th August 2021
As the first schools in England start back, the BBC asks if this is a return to normal.

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