As the Christmas holidays approach, I am very concerned that the Government have failed to learn lessons from the previous years about coronavirus in schools. I spoke on Politics Live yesterday about what needs to be done.
Right now, only 44% of 12-15 year-olds have received a first dose of the vaccine. We have seen almost 300,000 children out of school. And the number of children getting jabbed has dropped 80% since the start of November.
The Government must put in place a ‘Christmas vaccine guarantee’, to make sure all children get their first jab before schools return in January. They also need to take action on ventilation, and make sure children don’t miss out on learning.