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Coronavirus in Leicester (ALPHA)

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How safe is it for my child to return to school?

There is evidence that children are less susceptible to COVID-19 than adults and even when infected, usually only develop a mild infection.

There is some evidence that children play a lesser role in transmission than adults and in countries where schools have been open for some time, data suggests that school opening has made little difference to the spread of COVID-19 in the community.