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New Covid approach at schools will avoid 'lockdown by default'

Minister keen to avoid UK situation

School children will not be automatically sent home to self-isolate if someone in the classroom tests positive for Covid-19.

Government says it's changing its approach to dealing with positive cases saying it wants to avoid 'lockdown by default'.

Yesterday it was revealed four students, across two schools, had tested positive for the virus - the schools are believed to be St Ninian's High School and Cronk Y Berry Primary School.

Education Minister Dr Alex Allinson says he's keen to avoid what's happening elsewhere:

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