Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement today (Wednesday) that self-isolation requirements for people who test positive for Covid in England could end a month earlier than previously planned, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said:
“Everybody wants to get back to normal, but Covid risks haven’t disappeared. This is going too far, way too soon.
“Infections are still rife in schools. Large numbers of pupils and staff are off. Allowing a premature return could lead to a further jump in infections and disrupt learning for thousands more children and young people.”
Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union with more than 1.3 million members providing public services in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.