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Coronavirus: Newcastle upon Tyne

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 102803, tabled on 13 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 12 October 2020, official report, column 55, on covid-19 update, what proportion of transmissions in Newcastle he estimates to have taken place in schools in each week for which data is available; and on which data that assessment is based.

Answered on

12 March 2021

Although we are developing increasing detail about the transmission of the virus in geographical areas, we do not hold data by locality on the proportion of transmissions linked to schools. However, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies has convened a sub-group, the Transmission Working Group – SAGE-EMG, to look at answer questions around transmission across a range of sectors and environments.

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Department of Health and Social Care