UK coronavirus live: pressure on England over A-level results after Scotland exams U-turn | The Guardian

Scottish education secretary to make emergency statement as pressure grows in England over A-level resultsPressure grows on ministers over England A-level results ‘mess’Do teenagers spread coronavirus more than young children?Eat out to help out used 10.5m times in scheme’s first weekGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.36pm BST Leitch sets out Scottish government guidelines and how they relate to the school environment. He highlights that face coverings should be worn for face to face interactions between adults lasting for more than 15 minutes and says that children and adults alike should use them on public transport. He notes that adults in schools should avoid crowded places and not gather together in communal areas like staff rooms. He says staff and pupils should wash their hands regularly, and that adults should maintain a two metre distance from each other as much as possible and even from children if they can. 12.31pm BST Sturgeon notes that schools are starting to return today, which she calls a “very important milestone”. “While it will cause some anxiety… it is nevertheless a really welcome moment,” she says. “Today’s return really has been made possible by the progress all of us have made in suppressing the virus but we know… that that progress remains fragile and we need to remain vigilant and cautious.” She encourages people to work from home if they can to protect that progress. Continue reading…

Scottish education secretary to make emergency statement as pressure grows in England over A-level results

12.36pm BST

Leitch sets out Scottish government guidelines and how they relate to the school environment. He highlights that face coverings should be worn for face to face interactions between adults lasting for more than 15 minutes and says that children and adults alike should use them on public transport.

He notes that adults in schools should avoid crowded places and not gather together in communal areas like staff rooms. He says staff and pupils should wash their hands regularly, and that adults should maintain a two metre distance from each other as much as possible and even from children if they can.

12.31pm BST

Sturgeon notes that schools are starting to return today, which she calls a “very important milestone”. “While it will cause some anxiety… it is nevertheless a really welcome moment,” she says.

“Today’s return really has been made possible by the progress all of us have made in suppressing the virus but we know… that that progress remains fragile and we need to remain vigilant and cautious.” She encourages people to work from home if they can to protect that progress.

Continue reading…


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