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Quarter of a million children in England missed school last week due to Covid

  Absences because of infections, self-isolation and closures result in most disrupted week since schools reopened * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage A quarter of a million children in England missed school last week because of Covid infections, self-isolation or school closures, making it the most disrupted week since schools fully reopened in March and prompting calls for pupils to be vaccinated. The upsurge has been most marked in northern centres such as Oldham, where Covid-related absences in schools are more than double the national rate. Andy Burnham, the mayor of Greater Manchester, said that self-isolation rules for children needed to be reformed to avoid further disruption to their education. Continue reading... .. Full story on theguardian.com 

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