As you will be aware, in February 2022 the Prime Minister announced the ending of many Covid measures, against the advice of scientists and school leaders.
UNISON has written to all schools asking them to continue recommending regular testing for all school staff and secondary pupils – tests remain free until 1 April. Staff and pupils in specialist SEND settings, Alternative Provision, and SEND units in mainstream schools are already advised by the government to continue regular twice-weekly testing
Our joint union checklist describes the measures you can ask your employer to implement to keep schools safe in this stage of the pandemic (please note this document is being updated).
UNISON has also published joint union guidance with NEU, GMB and Unite to explain the current government guidance for clinically vulnerable people (please note this document is being updated).