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Students call for funding for enhanced Covid safety measures in NI schools

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Members of the SSUNI, lead by President Morgan Shuttleworth (front centre)

Members of the SSUNI, lead by President Morgan Shuttleworth (front centre)

Members of the SSUNI, lead by President Morgan Shuttleworth (front centre)

School pupils are calling for Education Minister Michelle McIlveen to make funding available for enhanced safety measures such as classroom ventilation and air purification in the wake of the Omicron variant’s presence in the UK.

The Secondary Students’ Union of Northern Ireland was reacting after comments from England’s Chief Medical Officer, Sir Chris Whitty, that there may be “significant outbreaks among those not vaccinated in schools”.


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