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expert reaction to launch of PHE study to monitor prevalence of COVID-19 in schools

Public Health England (PHE) have a launched a study which aims to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 in schools.


Prof Russell Viner, Professor of Adolescent Health at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, said:

“This is a very welcome announcement. As we bring more children and young people back to school, having a better understanding of transmission between children and children to adults and the impact of schools on broader transmission will be key to protecting all parts of society. The study is voluntary, so engaging parents will be key to obtaining good quality data. It will also be essential to link data to test-and-trace data from the wider community.”



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