Independent SAGE and the EAGLE research group for education, have published a guidance note for safer schools following consultations with headteachers, teachers, local authority officials, representatives of academy trusts, and parents. Its particular focus is England, but it may have some wider relevance where infection is high. It does not aim to provide a comprehensive set of advice but concentrates on key problems.

This report invites schools to assess and call for the resources they need to operate safely, and for a strengthening of established public health services including the local level. It calls on government to provide adequate support, whilst recognising the need for flexibility at a local and school level in response to fast changing situations.

The key measures include advice on distancing, ventilation, face coverings, bubbles, self-isolation, testing and many other important features of school life during Covid-19.

Read the executive summary and full report here: