UNISON response to ending bubbles and isolation

This week the Secretary of State for Education has announced plans to consider ending bubbles and self-isolation of close contacts in schools before the end of term.

In response, UNISON’s schools committee met on Tuesday 29 June and agreed a statement and action plan to stand up for our members concerns about these proposals.

UNISON believes that the government’s plan to end bubbles and self-isolation of close contacts in schools is dangerous and will lead to more disruption. In light of the surge in infection rates in schools, UNISON is calling for the government to keep current rules in place and strengthen safety measures in schools, by making bubbles smaller, improving ventilation and bringing back previous rules on face coverings.

To read the full statement, please use the link below.

UNISON’s statement