TUI Wants Rapid Testing In Schools Now It's Been Confirmed They Will Stay Open During Level 5
Education Minister Norma Foley says there's clear evidence that schools are safe for students, teachers and other staff.
But the TUI says there's serious uncertainty about the definitions used for close contacts in schools.
Its president Martin Marjoram says many of its members aren't convinced:
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