To think this class should be closed?

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Jenster03 Mon 18-Oct-21 23:11:00

I'm a part time primary teacher and in the space of two weeks, 14 children have tested positive out of 30 in my class.
We've had 2 or 3 return in that time, but more and more are testing positive. Now my teaching assistant has it.
AIBU to think we should be sending the class home and remote learning? How would you feel if you were a parent of a child in my class?
Oh, and I'm pretty anxious about my level of exposure too!

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lughnasadh Mon 18-Oct-21 23:15:35

There's no point in sending them home. When you consider siblings, childminders, after school clubs etc. they'll all be mixing with the rest of tbe school /community outside of teaching hours anyway.

They're better off getting it over with.

Pretty much everyone who can be/wants to be vaccinated has been.

Dddccc Mon 18-Oct-21 23:26:41

My ds class now has 8 including teacher and the school is doing nothing not even telling parents we all now have covid too so yes I would want my child at home

LittleOwl153 Mon 18-Oct-21 23:40:25

At just less than that level our school asked all parents to test their kid - and siblings in school. But as others said there is not point in closing the class as it is likely they will have been exposed now anyway. Assuming you have been jabbed then you will be OK I all probability- if you are vulnerable then you should perhaps not be in school?

Djifunrsn Mon 18-Oct-21 23:44:23

My good god. I hope you have had jabs op, that level of exposure (for you) is unacceptable. 2 schools here have gone on early half term. Not sure if that is zooming or just closed entirely.

Lightswitch123 Mon 18-Oct-21 23:46:45

lughnasadh

There's no point in sending them home. When you consider siblings, childminders, after school clubs etc. they'll all be mixing with the rest of tbe school /community outside of teaching hours anyway.

They're better off getting it over with.

Pretty much everyone who can be/wants to be vaccinated has been.

Exactly. Let's move on now please.

Siameasy Mon 18-Oct-21 23:49:24

I want it over with (I’ve had it). There’s worse things going around than this. No more disrupted schooling; it’s disproportionate

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PastMyBestBeforeDate Mon 18-Oct-21 23:50:35

We are at dddccc's rates. I'm immunosuppressed but if I pull my dc from school and tell the truth, I can be fined.

spaceghetto Mon 18-Oct-21 23:54:33

I teach at a primary school and we have just had this. It was so random the people who got it/didn't.

ImUninsultable Mon 18-Oct-21 23:54:33

There us no point.

Covid is not going away. This is life now. We just need to accept that we are now living in a world with a virus that is mostly fine with a vaccine but sometimes people will get very ill or die. It's not nice, but its how we lived for a couple thousand years before modern medicine. And it's just how we need to live now.

It isnt going away. People die every year from the flu and we dont shut down. With a vaccine now, it isnt like it was back at the start.

If you dont want to live with the risk then maybe consider a career change.

Sherrystrull Mon 18-Oct-21 23:58:59

ImUninsultable

There us no point.

Covid is not going away. This is life now. We just need to accept that we are now living in a world with a virus that is mostly fine with a vaccine but sometimes people will get very ill or die. It's not nice, but its how we lived for a couple thousand years before modern medicine. And it's just how we need to live now.

It isnt going away. People die every year from the flu and we dont shut down. With a vaccine now, it isnt like it was back at the start.

If you dont want to live with the risk then maybe consider a career change.


Do you work in a school?

ImUninsultable Tue 19-Oct-21 00:07:25

Schools are not the only places with close mixing or high case numbers.

Doesnt change anything. Covid is not going away. This is now life. Nothing anyone can do.

montysma1 Tue 19-Oct-21 00:29:47

"In all probability"

You know that people die who aren't vulnerable right? And its not really fair to expect teachers to suck up the risk (let alone poorly paid support staff) just to keep your children off your hands.

montysma1 Tue 19-Oct-21 00:30:53

Yes, as long as you are fine, fuck everybody else.

toomuchlaundry Tue 19-Oct-21 00:32:36

Schools are the work places that have the highest number of unvaccinated people ie the pupils

PanicStationsAhh Tue 19-Oct-21 00:34:12

Nope. One of my DC (primary age) had half their class have it over the course of a week or so. They each isolated as appropriate and came back. The other half (my DC included) didn't have it and so carried on as normal. Staff in that class didn't get it. Considering the number of siblings in the school sending that class home would've made no difference, it would've worked its way around the school anyway, which is what will happen, and isn't something to get hysterical about. It's a permanent virus, we can't go sending healthy children home all the time forever when there's no need for the vast, vast majority of the population.

julieca Tue 19-Oct-21 00:37:25

And the views here are why we still have a high death rate. I have covid and I am pretty sure I caught it from the coughing kid in the supermarket.

ImUninsultable Tue 19-Oct-21 00:37:45

@montysma1

Yes. But it still isnt going away. This is life now.

It isnt just for a few months. It wont be fixed by having a lockdown every few months. It isnt going away. This is just it now. We have to live in a world were young, healthy people may die from a virus as well as the old or vulnerable.

But it still isnt going away. It is temporary. We cant fix it by wrecking education, mental health, the economy etc. We would wreck all that... and then still be right where we are now.

It isnt going away. We need to live with it. We might see that after a few years it becomes less virulent, we might not. But we cant shut down for years and years.

ImUninsultable Tue 19-Oct-21 00:38:15

*isnt

LegArmpits Tue 19-Oct-21 00:38:21

We had this.
I'm not vaccinated. I went on a school bus trip with the class three times in two weeks and didn't catch it.

julieca Tue 19-Oct-21 00:39:10

I have to isolate now for 10 days. I am losing money for work as a result. I cant see my elderly parents, they will just have to manage as covid would kill them. Not that any people on this thread would care.

julieca Tue 19-Oct-21 00:40:28

@ImUninsultable no one is talking about a lockdown. A booster vaccine is happening. Very few vulnerable people have had it yet. Protection for those vaccinated early on has reduced.

Kiduknot Tue 19-Oct-21 00:41:35

I work in a school, am mid 50’s and am worried. I’ve already had it once from school, but with the high numbers now and thus the potential high viral load, I could potentially be more badly affected.
I know several school staff still suffering from long covid over a year later and not even back full time yet. It’s worrying.

And no, other professions aren’t being exposed in the same way that school staff are. Walk a day in our shoes before telling us we just have to live with it.

I’d like to see my 80 year old parents but don’t want to expose them to it.

YerAWizardHarry Tue 19-Oct-21 00:42:27

This happened in my sons class. Ended up with 22 out of 31 positive over the course of around 3 weeks. They never did send the whole class home although none of the staff caught it. They did update the “you should test” symptoms to include the less common ones.

ImUninsultable Tue 19-Oct-21 00:42:38

@julieca

The thread is about wanting classes to close again and go to remote learning again. That's literally what is being talked about.

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