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Are cases going up in Scotland since schools have reopened?

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Mrschickpeabody Fri 21-Aug-20 22:44:43

Wondering how things are going since schools have opened there. I’m assuming we’ll have similar issues when dc are back in England. I know there was the school with 3 cases but has there been anything else?

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Flagsfiend Fri 21-Aug-20 22:55:12

Handy summary of cases so far - www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-scotland-53833823

dementedpixie Fri 21-Aug-20 22:56:30

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53833823

margotsdevil Fri 21-Aug-20 22:56:55

A specialist ASN school in Dundee has been closed for 2 weeks. I think 8 staff have been tested positive. I teach in secondary and don't feel safe, pupils are making no attempt to distance even when it's very easy to do so. There's also no way to remain at a 2m distance and teach a practical subject safely.

Pipandmum Fri 21-Aug-20 23:02:24

Those links emphasize the outbreak is from the community - not from within the schools.
Our school had reception to Y 8 back full time from mid june, and Y10 and 12 part time. All measures in place, a one way system and staggered lunch times, all of which will continue in the new school year.

Flagsfiend Fri 21-Aug-20 23:06:30

Even community cases in school cause masses of disruption - lots of close contacts need to isolate. We should see in about a week whether spread has occurred in schools, we don't know yet due to incubation period. OP asked how it was going, more children are testing positive - guess they are more likely to be tested now they are back at school though...

Shitfuckoh Sat 22-Aug-20 08:31:31

margotsdevil

A specialist ASN school in Dundee has been closed for 2 weeks. I think 8 staff have been tested positive. I teach in secondary and don't feel safe, pupils are making no attempt to distance even when it's very easy to do so. There's also no way to remain at a 2m distance and teach a practical subject safely.

The link posted above, which was updated yesterday, states this: closed after twelve people connected to the school, including one pupil, tested positive for Covid-19.

It was 8 cases last time I knew. They're asking anyone who lives with a pupil at the school to self isolate for 14 days too, regardless of symptoms.

lljkk Sat 22-Aug-20 09:55:39

They're asking anyone who lives with a pupil at the school to self isolate for 14 days too, regardless of symptoms.

Rules keep changing ... does that mean no going out not even to walk the dog? Talk about a huge economic hit in some areas. Do people in those households get furlough if they don't have a job that can be WFH?

raviolidreaming Sat 22-Aug-20 09:58:12

Meanwhile, an entire primary school class and their teacher at St Albert's Primary School in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow have been asked to self-isolate after a case of coronavirus

This sounds very dramatic but could simply be one positive case from community transmission and the class and teacher all self-isolating as a class bubble.

dementedpixie Sat 22-Aug-20 09:59:33

The news story says:

Kingspark School in Dundee has been closed after twelve people connected to the school, including one pupil, tested positive for Covid-19.

All staff and pupils at the additional support needs school have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days and the building will remain closed during that time.

Dundee school closed after adults test positive

The council said robust hygiene measures were in place but a decision was taken to close because of the vulnerabilities and complex needs of the pupils.

Anyone who lives with a pupil at the school has also been asked to self-isolate for 14 days, unless they can maintain physical distancing within the house.

weebarra Sat 22-Aug-20 10:03:01

I think so. Most of the cases so far have been from community transmission but the schools have only been back for just over a week so I'd expect to see more soon!

Shitfuckoh Sat 22-Aug-20 10:03:15

dementedpixie

The news story says:

Kingspark School in Dundee has been closed after twelve people connected to the school, including one pupil, tested positive for Covid-19.

All staff and pupils at the additional support needs school have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days and the building will remain closed during that time.

Dundee school closed after adults test positive

The council said robust hygiene measures were in place but a decision was taken to close because of the vulnerabilities and complex needs of the pupils.

Anyone who lives with a pupil at the school has also been asked to self-isolate for 14 days, unless they can maintain physical distancing within the house.

Haha... it's an additional support needs school, social distancing is difficult with children who are NT, it's impossible with children who have additional needs.
If this was my sons school, I & his siblings would need to self isolate because there's no way on earth I could just shut him in a room away from all of us!

Shitfuckoh Sat 22-Aug-20 10:06:42

lljkk

^They're asking anyone who lives with a pupil at the school to self isolate for 14 days too, regardless of symptoms.^

Rules keep changing ... does that mean no going out not even to walk the dog? Talk about a huge economic hit in some areas. Do people in those households get furlough if they don't have a job that can be WFH?

I don't really know about walking the dog. I'm assuming not based on what the NHS website states:
do not go to work, school or public places – work from home if you can

do not go on public transport or use taxis

do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home

do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family – except for people providing essential care

do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one.

Flagsfiend Sat 22-Aug-20 10:07:59

With maintaining physical distancing in the house I'd imagine that would be pretty tricky. The children at that school have additional needs (which are sufficient to mean they are not in a mainstream school) so even the older ones are going to need lots of contact in the home to provide their care, they would also possibly struggle to understand and find it distressing if family members were distancing from them.

RubyViolet Sat 22-Aug-20 13:10:08

Parents are starting to keep kids at home as cases rise.

www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/worried-parents-pull-children-out-22561116

There is no social distancing when everyone goes back at the same time. I still feel that the kids should go back on a week on / week off Part time plan.

Sending everyone in at the same time is going to cause chaos.

Clive222 Sat 22-Aug-20 13:13:19

4 schools have closed so far

dementedpixie Sat 22-Aug-20 13:15:57

4 school haven't closed. As far as I know 1 school has closed and others have children/some teachers isolating

Clive222 Sat 22-Aug-20 17:26:52

I know of 4 schools personally

Redolent Sat 22-Aug-20 17:30:35

Clive222

I know of 4 schools personally

We really need a way of tracking what’s happening with schools, because we sure as hell aren’t going to get clear information from the government.

Nicola Sturgeon floated the idea of mask wearing in schools yesterday for the first time, saying the guidance might change

dementedpixie Sat 22-Aug-20 17:32:07

Which schools are they?

dementedpixie Sat 22-Aug-20 17:33:12

I think they should maybe wear masks when in corridors moving to classrooms and then have them off when sitting in class

Clive222 Sat 22-Aug-20 18:01:25

dementedpixie

I think they should maybe wear masks when in corridors moving to classrooms and then have them off when sitting in class

Students shouldn’t be in corridors. They should be entering rooms from outside through fire escapes, then staying put all day

dementedpixie Sat 22-Aug-20 18:38:57

Not at secondary school they don't. They move classrooms for different subjects and to different areas at lunch and break time

Morfin Sat 22-Aug-20 18:49:44

@Clive222 you've never been in a senior school then?? Four floors, no external staircase I know that the government is using special magic to make sure schools a place where covid doesn't spread but they haven't yet mastered levitation. Nor teaching the full range of options in one class.

Clive222 Sat 22-Aug-20 18:51:57

dementedpixie

Not at secondary school they don't. They move classrooms for different subjects and to different areas at lunch and break time

Not any more. Students stay in one room and teachers move. Or it wouldn’t be COVID compliant

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