Next steps in the vaccination programme

Today the government announced an extra £8 million in funding to support the rollout of Covid vaccinations in schools and additional air cleaning units for classrooms – keeping cases down and protecting face-to-face learning

  • Protecting children’s education by keeping them in school and benefitting from face-to-face learning has been our absolute priority throughout the pandemic.
  • That is why the government is are investing an extra £8 million to support schools with the vaccine rollout, building upon the 1.5 million 12 to 15 year olds who have already received at least one dose, while providing 9,000 air cleaning units to early years, schools and colleges – 1,000 more than previously planned.
  • Testing, ventilation and vaccinations are our best weapons against the virus – it is essential that young people keep testing and get their vaccine to protect themselves and their education.


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