By Sarah Keane • 18 October 2020 • 21:01
TEACHING union calls for circuit breaker over the October half-term, closing schools and colleges for two weeks.
The National Education Union (NEU), Britain’s largest teachers’ union, has called for secondary schools and colleges to close for two weeks this month. The Union suggests that the closures could help the country “get in control of the test, track and trace system, and get cases lower to allow the system work better”.
Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the NEU, said: “Heads, teachers and school staff understand the educational impact of this, but we also understand that in exponential epidemics early action is essential.
The request comes after data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown an average of 27’900 new coronavirus cases per day between the 2nd and 8th of October.
The highest COVID-19 infection rates in England continue to be among young adults and secondary school students, according to ONS data released on Friday.
“Taking action now can avoid more disruption later,” Courtney said.
Thank you for taking the time to read this news article “Teaching union calls for circuit breaker over holidays”. For more UK daily news, Spanish daily news and Global news stories, visit the Euro Weekly News home page.
Euro Weekly News is delighted to continue be able to bring you a range of News from around Spain in English and Global News live as it happens.
Euro Weekly News doesn’t cost you anything but your internet connection. Whether it’s bringing you the local Spanish news or the International news today, we’ve got you covered!
Euro Weekly News, the leading free local and national newspaper in Spain, the people’s paper, we lead others follow!
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Downlaod our media pack in either English or Spanish.