Targeted drive to test all Kent secondary-aged pupils and their families for COVID-19

Kent County Council is supporting the Government’s targeted drive to test all of Kent’s secondary-age children, and their families, for COVID-19. The Government announced the scheme for Kent, Essex and parts of London in a bid to combat a rapid increase in cases among the 11-18 age group in these areas by identifying asymptomatic cases…

New Testing Site Opened in Margate

A new drive-through and walk-through coronavirus testing facility is to open for those with symptoms to book appointments at Dreamland Car Park, in Margate, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities. Testing is available only for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high…

Statement re Covid-19 Tier Level 1 for Kent and Medway

Joint statement from Kent County Council and Medway Council’s Directors of Public Health, Andrew Scott-Clark and James Williams. The government has launched three new levels of restrictions, applicable to the whole country from Wednesday onwards. While we recognise cases are rising across Kent and Medway, at this time, it would appear that Local Authorities in…

Latest updates on Kent schools and provision for children and young people

This article is no longer being updated. For the latest Kent County Council media releases relating to schools, nurseries and provision for children and young people, click here: https://kccmediahub.net/category/education Updates and further information relating to Kent schools and nurseries, and provision for children and young people, during the Covid-19 pandemic will be published here as…