| 13.9°C Belfast

NHS Test and Trace needs scaling up to reopen schools safely – study

The NHS Test and Trace programme needs to be scaled up in order to reopen schools safely, researchers have said. A new modelling study has implied that reopening schools in September must be combined with a high-coverage test-trace-isolate strategy to avoid a second wave of Covid-19 later this year. The study comes as Australian research found there was “low” levels of coronavirus transmission in schools and nurseries. The modelling study – which simulates various scenarios – examined the possible implications of schools reopening in the UK coupled with broader reopening of society, such as more parents returning to the workplace and increased socialising within the community.

Most Watched Videos