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‘Make our schools safe before pupils go back’: Action urged on ventilation as students return to class

Education chiefs have ’heads in the sand’ over indoor airflow as windows remain painted shut in some schools

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Caution: Ventilation issues need addressed as schools are due to reopen

Caution: Ventilation issues need addressed as schools are due to reopen

Justin McCamphill

Justin McCamphill

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Caution: Ventilation issues need addressed as schools are due to reopen

There are still schools in Northern Ireland where windows are painted shut almost two years into the pandemic — severely restricting efforts to keep staff and pupils safe from Covid-19.

The Department of Education is coming under mounting pressure to put in place more measures to protect pupils and staff after latest figures showed Northern Ireland recorded an average of five new Covid-19 cases every minute on Thursday.


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