Archive of Voice comments on COVID-19

Coronavirus pandemic: Comments, statements and blogs by Voice

Back to Coronavirus information (updated)


Case studies:

Comment and Statements:

February 2021:

England: Voice Community: A phased return to classroom learning: letter to the Education Secretary

Scotland: Community General Secretary's Letter to Minister for Children and Young People Maree Todd MSP

Letter to Children's Minister Vicky Ford MP (England)

January 2021:

Update 29 January 2021:  England: Joint letter from Voice Community and others: Lack of support for agency workers

England: Blog: Vaccination must include support staff and early years staff as well as teachers

Northern Ireland:

England:  Interview: Who should get priority for the vaccine? 

Read more here.

Letters call for priority access to vaccine 

Education and early years staff must be tested and vaccinated now, says Voice Community after survey

Update 8 January 2021: Update for members in early years, AP and SEND provision

Update 5 January 2021:  AGS Deborah Lawson interviewed on BBC Radio Derby

Updates 4 January 2021:   Voice Community:

England:  Statement on national address by Prime Minister

Scotland: Comment on First Minister’s lockdown announcement

Wales: Statement on new term arrangements in Wales

Updates 3 January 2021 England: Voice Community statement on safety of schools and other settings 

Voice Community: Statement on mass COVID testing in schools and colleges in England in 2021 + further DfE info December 2020

Joint TUC statement (pdf)

December 2020: England and Wales: Keeping our schools and colleges safe places for staff and learners

6 November 2020: England:

Voice Blog: Staff need to know they’re not an afterthought

Voice Blog: Staff need answers


Archive of resources

Coronavirus: Proposed Protection for Self-Employed and Freelancers

Rights for members with absence relating to Coronavirus / Covid-19

Advice for members about Coronavirus: services and contacts

Coronavirus update for members in Wales (17/18/19 March 2020)

SNCT update on COVID-19 and self-isolation  (3 March 2020)

NCSC Home working guidance (17 March 2020)