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'Please take a lateral flow before school today' - education minister

Plea to help curb Omicron spread

The education minister says a clear picture of staffing numbers in the Island's schools won't be known until the doors open this morning.

Pupils and teachers are being asked to wear face coverings, follow hygiene measures, and take frequent lateral flow tests.

Assemblies, activities between schools, and extra-curricular activities have all been suspended.

With concerns staff shortages could lead to further class disruption, Julie Edge has pleaded with people to take a test at home this morning:

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