Every new Covid rule for schools with 6 new changes for the return after Christmas

As the new semester starts this week, schools could look very different given the surge in Covid-19 cases.

Schools could be forced to conduct online learning even amid the Covid health crisis, and classes could be merged if schools make an effort to stay open.

Education Minister Nadhim Zahawi has written to them in the hope of preparing the schools for the new school year.

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New testing and face mask rules may come into effect as teachers have been told to prepare for home schooling as a last resort.

To curb the flow of Omicron, there could also be new ventilation in classrooms across the country, Birmingham Live reports.

Covid cases are increasing nationwide, with over 100,000 cases in well over a week.


An additional 7,000 air purification units will be provided at schools, colleges and kindergartens to improve ventilation in the classrooms.


And 12-15 year olds are encouraged to get fully vaccinated with two shots, and 16 and 17 year olds are now entitled to a booster dose.

Face masks

The government has warned that face masks and face covers may be worn in classrooms and classrooms for students in 7th grade and above.

The government will reassess the council at the end of the month.

The news about masks was received with concern by Robert Halfon, chairman of the Commons’ Special Committee on Education, who said he feared the move could harm children’s mental health.


Every student and employee should test for Covid on the first day of the semester, the government said.

There are fears that this could wreak havoc across the country if teachers encounter two red lines while testing on Tuesday.

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Distance learning

Schools have also been told to prepare for a worst-case scenario, which is online classes, when the scarcity becomes too great.

Merge classes

When schools are hit by staff absences, schools could merge classes to try to stay open and stay as normal as possible.

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