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Students getting their A-Level results in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to stay safe if out celebrating over the next few days.

Young people across the country will receive their grades today (13th August) after having final exams cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for health, care and wellbeing Cllr Johnny McMahon said:

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“After a tumultuous year, it is natural for young people receiving their results to want to celebrate their achievements with friends and family.

“However, it is important to remember that COVID-19 is still circulating in our communities, so we must continue to be vigilant, follow the guidelines on social distancing and hygiene, and celebrate safely. 

“We have seen how quickly the virus can spread in one Staffordshire pub, where people weren’t following the guidelines and things quickly escalated.

“It’s is not worth the risk to loved ones, especially those who are elderly.

“Young people in the county have been coping extremely well, and all of those getting their A Level results tomorrow should be rightly proud of their achievements.

“In the future life will return to normal, but while this virus is in our midst, please celebrate with caution, follow the guidelines, and keep yourselves, your friends and your family safe.”

Cllr Johnny McMahon

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.

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  1. Whilst this of course is good advice, apparently 40% of results have been downgraded by the Government use of algorithms. The method used has the deliberate effect of disadvantaging the poorer areas and advantaging public schools and the better off. So no doubt a lot of students are not going to be celebrating their results. Disgraceful. No university or college should take these results as any indicator or worthiness. They are rigged by a government intent on levelling down the already disadvantaged. Those students who have worked so hard to get good results will feel aggrieved. Many of them will not be able to go to university due to a rigged set of results. Levelling up the wealthy (where power lies) and levelling down the poorer areas. Those poorer areas where MPs were elected on a promise to level up, yet government does the exact opposite. The end of any meaningful democracy.

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