As health experts issued a warning over a new “ultra-transmissible” Covid strain spreading through the UK, this is the latest guidance being issued in schools in England.
The new ‘Kraken’ Covid variant has spread across the US and is now in the UK experts have warned.
Professor Lawrence Young from Warwick University told the Mail Online that the new variant should be a “wake-up call” to the UK.
He said: “The XBB.1.5 variant is highly infectious and is driving increased hospital admissions in New York, particularly among the elderly.
“Waning immunity, more indoor mixing because of the cold weather and lack of other mitigations, such as wearing facemasks, are also contributing to this surge of infection in the US.
“This is a wake-up call – a sharp reminder that we can’t be complacent about Covid. The threa