Legal threat looms if children are ‘compelled’ to return to school

A group called Covid Safe Schools says children are at risk
Dr Kerryn Phelps
Dr Kerryn Phelps.

Education officials in NSW are facing a legal challenge over the decision to return students to classrooms this week despite the continuing Omicron wave sweeping the state.

Four million Australian children will return to school over the next few weeks under strict public health rules, including twice-weekly rapid antigen tests in NSW and Victoria.