The comments made by Stephen Morgan, the Shadow Schools Minister, on 15 December 2021.
Children have been in and out of school facing ongoing disruption to education and wellbeing again this term. This cannot continue.
The Government has continuously failed to plan ahead, but must act now and use the Christmas holidays to prevent the chaos seen last January.
Labour is calling on Ministers to deliver a Christmas vaccine guarantee to ensure all 12 – 15-year-olds can get a jab during the holidays to keep kids learning next term. This must be delivered alongside practical ventilation measures in all schools, so teachers are not forced to open windows this winter.