Bubbles - what does burst and closed mean?

(9 Posts)
GreyishDays Mon 16-Nov-20 14:50:17

I’m being thick.

If closed means all sent home, then what is burst? Or is burst sent home?

WRT schools.

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cardibach Mon 16-Nov-20 16:03:41

Neither means anything officially. Both are used indiscriminately for everyone sent home, despite the terms making little sense.

satnighttakeaway Mon 16-Nov-20 16:05:49

They aren't defined terms, different places will have their own meanings, don't worry about what it's called just follow what the school tells you.

YellowPostItPad Mon 16-Nov-20 16:09:39

The same thing.

WhoopsSomethingWentWrong Mon 16-Nov-20 16:11:09

They’re not defined terms, so essentially they can mean whatever those saying it want them to mean.
I imagine both are used to mean that the bubble is sent home to isolate, though.

LunchWithAGruffalo Mon 16-Nov-20 16:17:24

No specific meanings as far as I can tell, some schools here use bubble, others use pod.

At the moment though advice seems to be just sending home the close contacts, the only time we've had whole bubbles (in our case year groups) home is while they work out who is a close contact. Next day there are generally 15 - 20 children off and the rest back in.

Augustbreeze Mon 16-Nov-20 16:50:30

I guess bursting is what happens when naughty Covid manages to enter a bubble, ie someone in it tests positive?

But people use the term all sorts of ways. It's an extremely loose metaphor.


GreyishDays Mon 16-Nov-20 16:52:02

Ah cool.
Our two schools don’t have bubbles at all, so it’s just to understand what other people mean.


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Glitterblue Mon 16-Nov-20 22:28:26

I'm confused too, I'm reading all over the place about bubbles bursting and I've no idea what means! I think people are just making it up as they go along, a bit like how "to bubble/bubble up with" has suddenly from nowhere become a verb (I can't stand it as a verb! I've just read a post that's full of someone "bubbling with" her mum and her mum "bubbling with" her sister - I don't know why I can't handle it but I just can't 😂)

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