Living with school-age children does not put adults at risk of catching Covid-19, a new study has suggested.
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Oxford found that sharing a house with under 18s will not increase the chances of contracting the virus, and it won't impact the severity of coronavirus symptoms.
Scientists said their findings showed no harm in kids coming back to the house from school and said that people who lived with primary school-age children were 25% less likely to die of Covid-19 compared to those who did not have youngsters living in their homes.
They suggested that the decreased risk was due to healthier living habits, such as increased washing and cleaning in family homes.
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