5. Education, learning and employment
The COVID-19 Education Recovery Group (CERG) publishes a weekly snapshot of COVID-19-related data for children and young people, and the local-authority school-based workforce. The most recent CERG update (at the time of writing) was published on 8 October. The percentage of non-attendance openings recorded as pupils not in school for COVID-19 related reasons has increased from 1.6% on 11th Sep to 2.5% as of 6th Oct. This amounts to approximately 16,000 pupils who were not in school due to COVID-19 reasons.