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To think schools should be shut during lockdown.

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Ilovegreentomatoes Sat 31-Oct-20 19:53:21

So shutting down everything but keeping schools open.AIBU to think that a lockdown should involve schools closing as well.Have been about six cases in my dds secondary zero social distancing and is just defeating the object of a lockdown as it has now been proven that schools,colleges etc can easily spread the virus.

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Missandra Sat 31-Oct-20 19:54:07

Seriously, bore off

formerbabe Sat 31-Oct-20 19:54:30


AldiIsla Sat 31-Oct-20 19:54:34

Why don't you write to the Prime Minister with your findings?

byvirtue Sat 31-Oct-20 19:54:53

No. Hope that helps.

ShanghaiDiva Sat 31-Oct-20 19:55:40


Benjispruce2 Sat 31-Oct-20 19:55:44

It’s very tricky. Ideally, yes as that would reduce the rate quicker but the negatives for children are very serious. I’m in favour of the rota system and I work in primary.

Ilovegreentomatoes Sat 31-Oct-20 19:56:20

Obviously not a popular opinion then!

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Nicknacky Sat 31-Oct-20 19:57:14

Do people realise there is a coronavirus section?

Post there!

TwoZeroTwoZero Sat 31-Oct-20 19:57:37

No. I seriously hope that schools remain open for as long as possible.

Ilovegreentomatoes Sat 31-Oct-20 19:57:43

But the current set up in schools is not working really think we should be looking into blended learning at the very least.

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Nicknacky Sat 31-Oct-20 19:57:56

And no I don’t think schools should be shut. H and I wouldn’t be home to do homeschooling.

MumbleJunction Sat 31-Oct-20 19:58:36

No no, no no no no, no no no no nooo nooo

OhTheRoses Sat 31-Oct-20 19:59:18

Nope. And they shouldn't have stayed shut beyond 8th May last time.

Nicknacky Sat 31-Oct-20 19:59:25

ilovegreentomatoes I assume you or your h are at home during the week?

GirlCrush Sat 31-Oct-20 19:59:33

op....i agree with you!

but we will see....

TheGriffle Sat 31-Oct-20 19:59:49

No. Our children need to be educated. In school. Not stuck inside, in front of the tele 5 days a week while their parents try and work.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 31-Oct-20 19:59:56

Who will be home schooling your children OP? And what do you do for a living?

WanderingMilly Sat 31-Oct-20 19:59:59

As Benji said above; ideally schools should shut, it will reduce the rates much quicker. But so difficult to do as it impacts on so much..... Personally I'd like to see schools close too or else not bother with lockdown at all. But most don't agree with me except the unions....

JingleCatJingle Sat 31-Oct-20 20:00:31


GirlCrush Sat 31-Oct-20 20:00:34


MyChemicalMummy Sat 31-Oct-20 20:00:41

No they should not shut! We've has none in our school and our social distance works in ours

ShandlersWig Sat 31-Oct-20 20:00:51

Both DH and I have to work outside the home. What would we do with them for 4 weeks!

And yes, there have been odd cases in our schools but they never developed into clusters so somethings working.

Haenow Sat 31-Oct-20 20:00:59

YABU. There are vulnerable children who slip through the net without the support of school. I see it in my work all the time.

Nicknacky Sat 31-Oct-20 20:01:04

I would put money on those who want schools to close either don’t work or they or their partner work at home.

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