Worrying data from the most recent PHE surveillance yesterday - despite these data really underestimating infection in children (as they are based on symptom based testing), positivity rates appear highest in early year settings (fully open) & primary schools (20% attendanc).
Infection among children closely tracks school openings and closures (as we saw even during october half term), and level of attendance (trends in secondary schools where attendance is much lower are different). Again in line with substantial transmission occurring in schools.
Feb 12, 2021 · 11:10 AM UTC · Twitter Web App
Will be interesting to see how the ONS data to be released to aligns with all this. But we can't possibly be talking about opening schools without looking at real-world data which all points to needing better mitigatory measures in schools. Not just 3 wks later, but right now.