Tuesday 15 December 2020 / 6:25 PM Education / Wes Streeting

Wes Streeting comments on Government announcing mass testing in schools from January

Wes Streeting MP, Labour’s Shadow Schools Minister, commenting on the announcement that the Government will roll out mass testing in schools from January, said:

“Labour has been calling for the expansion in testing capacity in schools for weeks so today’s announcement is welcome but has been unacceptably delayed. Lack of testing capacity has damaged pupil’s learning this term and put additional stress on school communities.

“The Government must now work with schools and colleges to ensure that the roll out of testing from January is managed effectively, and review financial support so that they have the staffing capacity to deliver weekly tests.”