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not2impressed Thu 11-Jun-20 11:21:17

So my eldest child is currently Sheilding. I've been told we can go outdoors but she cannot go into a shop. However she is allowed to go back into school? Personally I'm happy for them to go back, deaths in Wales appear to be single figures so I wouldn't be hugely worried, but why is school OK but shops are not?

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Flynn999 Thu 11-Jun-20 11:35:24

I assume schools are a significantly more controlled environment so the whole bubble thing with kids and lots more encouragement regarding distancing and hand washing. Also the school know who’s been close to who.

In the supermarket your mixing with all sorts of riff raff. You don’t know who’s got it and people seem to enjoy shoving past you as opposed to being sensible. If you had come into contact with someone at the supermarket who had it you wouldn’t know. If your daughter mixed in a bubble with someone who had it then the school would advise that bubble accordingly.

Puddlejuice Thu 11-Jun-20 11:43:19

Because shops are an unnecessary risk, no child needs to go into a shop, or benefits from it.
Children benefit from school.

Meredithgrey1 Thu 11-Jun-20 11:44:57

I imagine there's also a risk/benefit element. The benefit of your daughter going to school is very high whereas she doesn't really benefit from going to the shop herself. So it could be a way of minimising risk while maximising benefit.

msbevvy Thu 11-Jun-20 11:49:38

According to the Welsh government website

Extremely vulnerable’ or shielding staff or learners

“Shielding” means protecting those people who are extremely vulnerable to the serious complications of coronavirus because they have a particular existing health condition. This includes children, who are extremely vulnerable and at high risk of developing serious illness if they are exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19) because they have a particular serious underlying health condition. These individuals will have received a shielding letter from the Chief Medical Officer. Staff and learners in this category must not be asked to attend schools or settings but should be supported to work or learn from home.

Drivingdownthe101 Thu 11-Jun-20 11:50:50

Are shielding children allowed back to school in Wales? There is a shielding child in DD’s reception class and the school have said they are unable to take her, on government guidance.

Duckduckduck123 Thu 11-Jun-20 11:52:35

Does anyone know what happens with siblings shielding and returning to school?

not2impressed Thu 11-Jun-20 12:06:22

I've had 2 letters today one saying she is to sheild and one saying she is OK to go to school. I'm a single parent so I havent been able to even nip to the corner shop say when we run out of milk for their cereal in the morning. She is too young to be home alone, I just couldn't see why one was allowed and one wasn't. There's still a risk of someone carrying it but not having the virus at school so they technically wouldn't know that the children were exposed. It's not problem keeping them off if it's safer anyway I just couldn't work out why one was OK and the other wasn't.

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heartsonacake Thu 11-Jun-20 12:07:15

People have already explained to you why one is okay and the other isn’t 🤦‍♀️

not2impressed Thu 11-Jun-20 12:10:45

Yes I can read 🙄🙄 I was explaining the reason I asked and how the shop benefitted us 🤦‍♀️

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