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Will you be sending your child to school in lockdown?

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peacockfeather11 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:47:55

I know they will be open, but I am curious to see if parents will feel they will be safer at home.

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Bluewavescrashing Sat 31-Oct-20 20:48:58

Yes. I'm a teacher too. In until the bitter end, whatever that might be!

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Sat 31-Oct-20 20:49:27

As long as they are open, I will be sending mine.

3littlewords Sat 31-Oct-20 20:49:32

Yes if anything it will be slightly safer due to limited interactions outside of school

Aroundtheworldin80moves Sat 31-Oct-20 20:49:45

Primary school aged. Yes.

I admit to being more dubious if they were in lower secondary school. (Yrs7-10)

Dustysilkflowers Sat 31-Oct-20 20:50:29


KittyMcKitty Sat 31-Oct-20 20:51:18

Yes - years 11 & 13 and I will be going to work in a secondary school too.

IcanandIwill Sat 31-Oct-20 20:51:25

Yes, first lockdown had huge impact on mental health of my teen DD.

wheresmyhairytoe Sat 31-Oct-20 20:51:26

Yes. DD's school has 1500 pupils plus all the staff and there's been 1 positive case.

mynameiscalypso Sat 31-Oct-20 20:51:30

DS is in nursery but yes, definitely. His bubble is off at the moment because of a positive test and we're both really missing it.

CeramicGuineaPig Sat 31-Oct-20 20:51:54

Of course. Year 6 and Year 8. DS 2 supposed to be doing 11 plus next Sat, don’t know what will happen here, assume it will be going ahead.

olivesonapizza Sat 31-Oct-20 20:51:55


Also I still don't get this "they will be safer at home" stuff. Covid is and always has been very low risk for children.

ASchuylerSister Sat 31-Oct-20 20:52:08

Yes. Primary and secondary school.

Qasd Sat 31-Oct-20 20:52:10


MushMonster Sat 31-Oct-20 20:52:26


Gunpowder Sat 31-Oct-20 20:52:29

Mine are definitely going till they can’t.

SomewhereEast Sat 31-Oct-20 20:52:50

Of course. I literally don't know a single parent who is anxious about Covid re their children - not one. The only anxiety I have heard expressed is that schools might close, which absolutely no parent I know wants.

thecakebadge Sat 31-Oct-20 20:53:03

I’m not sure I understand the logic. Within a fairly short time of lockdown having started, won’t the risk start to decrease? If anything the highest risk time to send them to school is now. Once new measures come into place, the R should start to drop.

GaryTheDemon Sat 31-Oct-20 20:53:05

Yes, of course.

Bumfuzzled Sat 31-Oct-20 20:53:08


PleasantVille Sat 31-Oct-20 20:53:12

Yes, definitely but I'm sure each parent will make their own mind up, are you researching for an article?

Popfan Sat 31-Oct-20 20:53:32

Yes, Y8 child and I'm a primary school teacher.

Flamingopants Sat 31-Oct-20 20:54:38

Y8 & Y12 will both be going in , make the most of teaching in person.

3littlewords Sat 31-Oct-20 20:54:41



Also I still don't get this "they will be safer at home" stuff. Covid is and always has been very low risk for children.

Agree the safety of them if not vulnerable is probably negligible between school and home but most are worried about the children spreading it to the wider family who could be vulnerable

NoDramaMama14 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:54:41

I really think that the schools should provide an option for remote learning to keep both teachers and parents safe. Lockdown 2.0 has the colder weather to complicate things further. Why does the government need the worse case scenarios to become a reality before they act??

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