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Who is keeping their children home from school from next week?

151 replies

Babyfairy0923 · 07/03/2020 15:25

Not looking for a debate I’m just asking how many people are now keeping their children home from school or seriously considering it?

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Paddingtonthebear · 07/03/2020 15:26

No, we would be fined surely?!

DameXanaduBramble · 07/03/2020 15:26


SummerHouse · 07/03/2020 15:28

No. Unless they are ill or the school closed, they will be going in.

Yogatoga09 · 07/03/2020 15:28

Absolutely not!

dementedpixie · 07/03/2020 15:28


MummyDummyNow · 07/03/2020 15:30

No, there is no reason to.

Beingyellow · 07/03/2020 15:30

Nope, not unless it gets closed

TheCatServant · 07/03/2020 15:30


gallgal · 07/03/2020 15:30


Devlesko · 07/03/2020 15:31

No, but she's a boarder and we have 3 confirmed cases in our borough.
I fully support all school closures and complete shutdown though as soon as possible. But with capitalism ruling over lives in this country, so it won't happen.
Everyone has to go to work, but some fail to see that soon they won't be able to.
There are cases in the community now that can't be traced, so soon government will talk about closing the gate, then they'll do something long after the horse has bolted. It's almost like they want worst case scenario of 80k contraction.

WeAllHaveWings · 07/03/2020 15:31


GreenWheat · 07/03/2020 15:31

Massive over-reaction

YouCantBeSadHoldingACupcake · 07/03/2020 15:32


Babyfairy0923 · 07/03/2020 15:32

Ok- perhaps I’m being hasty- my husband is in an at risk group- would that change anyone’s answer?

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LooksLikeImStuckHere · 07/03/2020 15:32


AnneElliott · 07/03/2020 15:32

No, he's going as normal.

FaFoutis · 07/03/2020 15:32

I can't see why you would do that. No.

Janus · 07/03/2020 15:32

Why??? Unless school tells you to, ie they are shut. I would consider it if I had a very poorly child but not for the ‘what ifs’.

VadenuRewetje · 07/03/2020 15:32

no. Covid19 is going to be an active issue for at least the next 18 months and we are not in a position to home school for that length of time. if you are considering it then obviously fines can be avoided by deregistering the child. no point trying to keep them registered until a vaccine is found, the school simply won't keep the place open that long.

YellowOctonaut · 07/03/2020 15:32


Reginabambina · 07/03/2020 15:33

@Devlesko ffs it’s not capitalism, even communists need goods and services 🙄

Quite frankly I’d rather my kids caught Coronavirus than suffer another week at home with them (we’ve all just had the flu).

strawberrylipgloss · 07/03/2020 15:34

No. Nobody at their school has caught it yet. I'd be more worried about after the Easter Holidays as you don't know how many people went abroad.

Janus · 07/03/2020 15:34

Ah I see your update. That’s a more complicated scenario than many of us have to worry about. Is it worth asking whoever is looking after your husband? Although I would assume you mean husband is pretty ill rather than asthma?

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints · 07/03/2020 15:35

No (& I’m technically in an at risk group as is one of the dc).

Devlesko · 07/03/2020 15:36

It's not the kids getting the virus, it's them passing it on to their parents and wider community.
Shutting down would have been the only way to control this and we failed.
How do you think it will spread, from those self isolating for a few weeks or those carrying on?

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