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School pressures compounded by people letting mitigation 'slip'

Significant levels of absence in Island schools

People have 'let things slip' in terms of mitigating the risk of catching winter illnesses and Covid-19.

That's the view of the Island's director of public health.

Plans are now in place to prevent disruption to face to face learning in schools after 'significant levels' of staff and student absence within secondary schools in particular.

Dr Henrietta Ewart says a combination of seasonal ailments, Coronavirus and a lack of focus on mitigation measures is combining to cause problems:

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