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Schools’ saliva test compliance will drive testing, reopening

The Ministry Education has released a list showing schools and their level of consent to the saliva screening programme against Covid-19.

The figures are from Monday. All public schools remain on remote learning until further notice.

Diallo Rabain, the education minister, said in-school learning would resume as soon as possible - once data showed it was safe.

He added: “Each school will be assessed individually, and the data that we are looking at includes the percentage of students consenting for the Saliva Screening Programme, coronavirus testing results, and staffing availability.”

Schools with the highest percentage of student consent for the saliva screening will get priority for having their pupils scheduled for testing.

Mr Rabain said officials were encouraged by the increase in parents and guardians providing consent.

He added: “Each public school has been provided with the statistics on the number of students with consent at their school.

“Each school has reached out individually to parents and guardians who have not given consent to encourage them to consent.”

• To access the list of schools, click on the PDF under “Related Media”.

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Published September 24, 2021 at 7:54 am (Updated September 24, 2021 at 12:56 pm)

Schools’ saliva test compliance will drive testing, reopening

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