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Sajid Javid hints draconian rules forcing entire school classes to isolate if one child catches Covid may be axed


DRACONIAN measures which mean entire school classes have to isolate if one child gets Covid-19 could be ditched, Sajid Javid hinted last night.

The new Health Secretary has ordered officials to look again at the policy in a bid to keep millions in school.

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Sajid Javid hinted that draconian measures which mean entire school classes have to isolate if one child gets Covid-19 could be ditched

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Sajid Javid hinted that draconian measures which mean entire school classes have to isolate if one child gets Covid-19 could be ditchedCredit: AFP

A staggering 250,000 pupils in England missed class last week because of the rules.

Instead, pupils who have been pinged because of a classmate may take a daily Covid test to clear them for school.

Mr Javid said: “This is a very important issue and something I’ve focused on, on day one of the job.

“That is why I’ve asked for fresh advice on this.”

Sajid Javid will hold talks with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson on the plan

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Sajid Javid will hold talks with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson on the planCredit: Alamy
A staggering 250,000 pupils in England missed class last week because of the rules

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A staggering 250,000 pupils in England missed class last week because of the rulesCredit: Getty

He will hold talks with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson on the plan.

Mr Javid warned that isolation was having a “detrimental” impact on kids’ mental health.

A string of MPs want an end to the bubbles.

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