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Back to school live – Bristol traffic updates as children return to lessons after lockdown

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The summer holidays are over for thousands off children who are returning to lessons at a number of schools across Bristol today (Thursday, September 2).

The roads are expected to be much busier than normal with the school run expected to resume as normal for many parents across the city.

Since last term, lockdown has ended, and there will be be a number of changes for pupils, parents, and staff for the coming school year.

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Bristol Live will keep the city up to date on issues affecting Bristol’s roads this morning.

While lockdown has been lifted, there are a number of measures in place to protect children and staff from covid-19.

Classes, year groups, teachers, and pupils will no longer need to self-isolate if a pupil tests positive, and schools won’t need to do their own contact tracing.

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Instead, contact tracing will be led by the national test and trace system, with close contacts of infected individuals traced in the usual way. That may include other children in the class, for example, but they will not be asked to isolate.

The government’s Department for Education has now issued its updated advice to school leaders to prepare them for the coming year.

Here are all the biggest changes.

This is a live blog and we will bring you more information as we get it.

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