The Impact of a Policy of Daily Testing of COVID-19 Cases on Attendance and COVID-19 Transmission in English Secondary Schools and Colleges

This study found no evidence that switching from self-isolation to daily contact testing increased rates of symptomatic Covid in students and staff.

Daily contact testing of pupils who have been in close contact with a positive Covid case is a safe alternative to home isolation, according to this research from the University of Oxford. In total, 201 secondary schools and colleges took part in the trial, with more than 200,000 pupils and 20,000 staff participating.

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