Staffordshire schools ready to open
Written by Hitmix Local News on 7 March 2021
Tens of thousands of pupils are back at schools and colleges across Staffordshire and Cheshire today.
It’s the first part of the Government’s easing of lockdown rules. All schools have been supported with measures to reduce the risks of Covid-19 including the wearing of face coverings in communal areas and classrooms for staff and year seven pupils and above.
To support the return there’ll also be mass testing of children with those in year seven and above encouraged to take three tests in school over the first fortnight, three to five days apart. After this, home test kits will be provided.
Meanwhile health bosses at the county council are confident that the people of Staffordshire will do the right thing during the easing of the first lockdown restrictions.
People can now meet up socially outdoors with one other person and people in care homes will also be allowed one regular visitor.
Residents are being urged to remain cautious and not to be tempted to stretch the new rules as the risk in Staffordshire still remains high.