Covid-19 Advisory Group evidence papers - questions about schools and children: June 2021

Evidence and research considered by Advisory Group members.

Key questions in relation to schools and children

  • vaccinating 12-16y olds with Pfizer: do we have the supply and what is the timetable for this?
  • do we test and trace within schools once adult population is fully vaccinated? 
  • what are the costs of case finding and isolation in terms of educational disruption?
  • what are the risks to children themselves of long covid or of hospitalization?
  • do we keep masks and bubbles in school in autumn? Is this proportionate to the risk of COVID itself?
  • how do we plan for different scenarios for school return from completely normal return to all the mitigations we have in place currently?
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