Families in Britain with school-age children will be tested twice a week for coronavirus in connection with the reopening of educational institutions from March 8. This was announced by the country’s Department of Health on Sunday, February 28.
It is noted that rapid tests for coronavirus infection will be free, they can be ordered from March 1 at special sites. In addition, family members are encouraged to get tested in the workplace.
In addition, students will receive three tests before schools open. Children, teachers and other school employees will then also be tested twice a week.
On Feb. 22, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the government’s plan to lift restrictions on coronavirus infection in England in four phases.
For example, as part of the first phase, schools in England will open as of March 8, and people will be allowed to socialize one-on-one in parks and other public places.