With a new term upon us, where do we stand in relation to our school staff, vaccinations, self-isolation and other key Covid-related issues? Employment law expert Jane Hallas offers her reflections

The start of a new academic year gives headteachers opportunity to reflect on what has happened during the last year or so and consider how to manage similar issues going forward. As such, what challenges can headteachers expect in the coming weeks and months?


The good news is that all adults over the age of 18 should now have been offered the opportunity to have the vaccination and the majority of staff should now be double-vaccinated.

It is likely that legislation will be in place by October requiring care workers to be vaccinated. It doesn’t appear as if the education sector will be subject to this requirement.

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