None of us could have foreseen at this time last year just what an unprecedented impact this virus would have on all our lives. I know many of my students are frustrated because time and time again their tests have been cancelled or moved and now the latest estimates are predicting a return to 'normal' by around May. We wait and will see what the uncertain future will bring us but our main focus must always be on keeping each other safe and preventing more deaths.
Once we are able to return to teaching and testing the in-car hygiene standards we have put into place will be maintained until everyone eligible has been vaccinated and there is some certainty about the reduction in transmissibility. Until then lets all do our best to reduce further infection by maintaining the government guidelines of hands, face and space and remember that we are not observers in this pandemic, we are participants and no matter what the government advises, it us and us alone that will defeat Covid.
Stay safe everybody!