Four out of five schools in England waiting for Covid tests

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(Source: The Guardian)

More than four out of five schools in England have pupils stuck at home because they cannot get access to Covid-19 tests, according to a survey of headteachers.

Meanwhile it emerged that Eton, where the prime minister studied, had used a private provider to test all of its staff and students as they returned to school in September.

The National Association of Head Teachers said the government had “failed schools and children” after receiving reports from more than 700 of its members that 82% had pupils absent because of a lack of testing, and 86% had pupils at home waiting for their results.

Paul Whiteman, the general secretary of the NAHT, said: “We are hearing the same thing repeatedly from our members across the country – chaos is being caused by the inability of staff and families to successfully get tested when they display symptoms.

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