Putting children first in future lockdowns – England’s Children’s Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner has published principles and actions she believes are needed to make children’s wellbeing a priority in planning for any future lockdown. Emphasising that schools should be kept open wherever possible, the report says this┬ácan be ensured during subsequent waves of Covid-19 by focussing on suppression of the virus within the wider community; giving schools extra help (both guidance and resources) to reduce transmission; and scaling up surveillance and monitoring of infections within schools