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Langbannedforsafeguardingkids · 07/03/2020 16:48
No. This could go on for months and months. Then start up again next Winter.You can’t just put your entire life and your kids’ lives on hold for a year. No-one but no-one is suggesting this. Eventually probably most people will get this - but there's a big difference to that happening all at once and there being no hospital beds and doing it over a longer period with a fully functioning NHS.
It will be about 4 -6 weeks or so I'd guess - it's to flatten the peak and help the NHS cope. See my previous post.
Nicepud · 07/03/2020 17:02
I'm still sticking to my 3 (was 2 until yesterday) cut off points for taking dc out if school.
We could very easily totally self-isolate (and no, I don't mean relying on delivery drivers for food, or broadband to keep the dc amused )
- More than double figures locally.
2. A case of dc or parent at school.
3. Parliament closes becaus they know the shit is about to hit the fan.
Any if that hapoens and I am removing dd from school, deregistering if necessary. She is only year 2 and due to go to another school in Sept anyway.
Ds would also be taken out if nursery.
Hoping it doesn't come to that, but seeing as we are following fellow EU countries tradjectories I think it is sensible to expect it will.
HeyPizza · 07/03/2020 17:16
I think it's probably good in the long-term, that children get exposed to the virus, as it's not been reported to be harmful to them - but may hopefully provide some immunity to them in the future (eg if the virus mutates and gets worse).
Not good for them to spread it to family though of course, for obvious reasons. So it's a difficult balance ... if I had a family member who was immunosuppressed, I would try to keep them isolated and away from the kids. Not easy I know, but no easy solution exists.
Aragog · 07/03/2020 17:32
No. Teen dd will be going in as normal - she has A levels coming up and can't afford to miss any more lessons really. She is already having to miss sessions for university interviews in other cities.
I work in an infant school and will be going in as normal. Although I am immunosuppressed due to a medical condition and its medication, there is no way I could just not turn up.
SleepingStandingUp · 07/03/2020 17:45
I have kept my son off nursery for two days and he won't be in next week. I can't risk it. If my husband gets sick he won't be able to work. We are self employed. My husband works alone
Week far easier to pull a nursery child out than a Gcse or a level pupil.
Out of interest how long are you able to isolate the three of you at home for? Are you prepared to not leave the house for months?
Redcrayons · 07/03/2020 18:04
@Devlesko how do you know they won't happen? I've got exam timetables, I've got school telling me its business as usual, government advice is to carry on. The school is currently in the middle of mocks. Not to mention that keeping them at home with no good reason may result in a fine I can't afford. Until the school closes its doors, then mine will be there.
Shopkinsdoll · 07/03/2020 18:06
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