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I cant see schools going back at Easter

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ssd Fri 22-Jan-21 17:45:28

If the new variant is more deadly

I really dont think they'll open before summer

The government need to get a plan if action now

I dont think shops etc will open up either, we need much more people vaccinated twice to see if the vaccines help us

Shit.

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MorrisZapp Fri 22-Jan-21 17:46:50

What kind of plan?

Ilovegreentomatoes Fri 22-Jan-21 17:48:12

I agree.Think remote learning will be for most of the year.

Ilovegreentomatoes Fri 22-Jan-21 17:49:16

I think a lot of retail will become online only the high street is pretty much dead unfortunately.

ssd Fri 22-Jan-21 17:49:40

A plan for kids to be able to learn without being in school. A plan so less advantaged kids dont fall behind even more.

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blobbyface Fri 22-Jan-21 17:49:42

I feel more optimistic and think they'll be back after Easter

MarshaBradyo Fri 22-Jan-21 17:50:01

Oh come on so many caveats in this

Staffdontblowitnow Fri 22-Jan-21 17:51:23

I am hopeful that we will be back after the Easter break. Nicer weather, easier to keep doors and windows open etc

Hopefully any rebound in cases will be diminished by then

Waxonwaxoff0 Fri 22-Jan-21 17:52:39

People cannot work and home school their children at the same time. Long term remote schooling isn't feasible. I don't think it will happen.

DfEisashambles Fri 22-Jan-21 17:53:34

Be careful you’ll be accused of being a complete panicking nut job grin

ChimaeraEgg Fri 22-Jan-21 17:54:18

These spreads speculating when schools open is just so tedious. What is the actual point. I don't know, you don't know, the scientists don't know, Boris doesn't know. Frankly they can't know.

MooPointCowsOpinion Fri 22-Jan-21 17:55:12

I think we will be rushed back into schools too soon and then have to close them for a third time. But I don’t think they’ll rush back after half term, that would be insane. (Right Gavin, you listening?!)

frozendaisy Fri 22-Jan-21 17:55:36

ChimaeraEgg

These spreads speculating when schools open is just so tedious. What is the actual point. I don't know, you don't know, the scientists don't know, Boris doesn't know. Frankly they can't know.

Exactly so much speculation.

ssd Fri 22-Jan-21 17:55:45

I also read the new south African variant might not respond to the vaccine.
Schools arent going back...

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DfEisashambles Fri 22-Jan-21 17:55:49

There’ll be two weeks notice so at least that’s something good.

Itisasecret Fri 22-Jan-21 17:56:03

I think they will. 3 weeks of term 3, 1 week half term, 6 weeks of term 4. 2 weeks Easter. Give or take per area. That is 12 week left. I think we should be in a good place then, especially as schools basically seed infection in the community. I am hopeful they will be back.

Ilovegreentomatoes Fri 22-Jan-21 17:56:09

The government will want to be extra cautious this time.Like boris said no point to open up then see a sudden surge and have to lockdown again.Think we will need to see everyone vaccinated first before we can ease restrictions especially with the new variant being more deadly.

DfEisashambles Fri 22-Jan-21 17:56:28

@ChimaeraEgg @frozendaisy
Off you trot.,.

ChimaeraEgg Fri 22-Jan-21 17:56:33

I also read the new south African variant might not respond to the vaccine

And if it doesn't then they tweak it.

frozendaisy Fri 22-Jan-21 17:56:35

What is sort of clear is schools are a priority this time. But we shall see.

ChimaeraEgg Fri 22-Jan-21 17:57:14

Off you trot

Public forum and I'll post where I like, thanks.

Toomanyparsnips Fri 22-Jan-21 17:57:30

Will you give it a rest. You've got no idea. Bloody doom mongers on her, honestly. Yes it's serious at the moment but why oh why are so many people intent on whipping up a frenzy of despair and panic at every opportunity.

ssd Fri 22-Jan-21 17:58:10

Yes, the first thing to reopen must be schools.

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Ilovegreentomatoes Fri 22-Jan-21 17:58:12

And I'm not one of those keep everyone in lockdown people I'm thoroughly depressed with it all I'm just trying to be realistic.

WanderingMilly Fri 22-Jan-21 17:59:07

Well, schools might be back after Easter, it's too far away for us to know right now. But lots more people will have been vaccinated, the weather will be better, the virus rates should have fallen a bit more...

However, what we DON'T want is schools to go back BEFORE Easter. If we do, there will be yet another spike in infections, it will undo all the good being done right now and yes, children will be losing out during their summer term yet again. Let's do this lockdown thoroughly and properly and then maybe the news will be all positive.....

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