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Can I refuse to go to work?

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Piixxiiee Wed 08-Apr-20 00:02:39

Key worker and scared of catching it and passing it on to my kids- one uses an inhaler daily- I theoretically could do some work at home but not all. Anyone refused to go in? I couldn't stay 2 m away from anyone and I work with special needs kids so no personal space, etc.

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Randomschoolworker19 Wed 08-Apr-20 00:07:21

You could.

They could also dismiss you for gross negligence.

I do get it though, all school staff are in the same boat at the moment. They should be taking steps to keep you safe.

We all get given gloves and disposable aprons.

Quarantina Wed 08-Apr-20 00:09:09

Would you be able to live without the income?

Piixxiiee Wed 08-Apr-20 00:22:59

Hmm I'm tempted. No aprons, can wear gloves when tolieting/ feeding.... not sure if I can justify the risk to my children..... thanks for replies.

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AprilFloundering Wed 08-Apr-20 00:27:16

I don't think it's fair to dump the risk on your colleagues because you don't want to. They all have families, too, no doubt.

EL8888 Wed 08-Apr-20 00:29:15

Someone has to do it and most likely you colleagues feel the same way

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