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Call for state to fund teachers' Covid tests

Head wants them back in classroom as soon as possible

A head teacher hopes the government will fund coronavirus tests for teachers returning from the UK in January.

While some teachers at Ballakermeen have changed plans, those who have gone away will be subject to tighter restrictions than anticipated.

Returning residents must now self isolate for 21 days unless they pay a combined £50 for coronavirus tests on the first and thirteenth days of isolation.

Head teacher Adrienne Burnett supports the government's decision, but wants teachers back in the classroom as soon as possible:

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