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Covid-19 testing and school exams

EDM (Early Day Motion) 20: tabled on 10 May 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the impact of the covid-19 outbreak on pupil and staff absences; believes there is potential for further disruption in the coming weeks; commends the tireless work of school leaders, teachers and support staff to ensure schools are as safe as possible for the exam season; yet notes that schools have been informed by the Department for Education that stocks of lateral flow tests are not to be distributed; calls on the Government to immediately communicate to schools that they can use any stocks of lateral flow tests held locally; and further calls on the Government to make free testing available for all pupils and staff, including exam invigilators, for the next few weeks to cover the essential exam period.