Responding to today's report that the government is planning to introduce tests for four-year-olds, a Department for Education spokesperson said:
We have consulted on our proposed primary school assessment and accountability measures and we are considering our response.
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The department said a total of 284,868 people had tested positive.
What comes next, now that the transmission rate and prevalence of Covid-19 have fallen significantly?
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