School leaders condemn ‘headlong rush’ to scrap Covid testing and isolation

School leaders have criticised Boris Johnson’s plan to scrap Covid self-isolation rules and end regular testing of pupils in England, with the plans described as a “headlong rush” out of restrictions.

The prime minister told the Commons on Monday that the government was removing the guidance for staff and students to undertake regular, twice-weekly testing when asymptomatic.

But teachers’ leaders and school leaders have said the “living with Covid” announcement could cause further disruption – and create conflict between schools and parents.

Read the full article in the Independent here.