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when are we going into lockdown and closing schools?
fireflower998 · 15/03/2020 17:04
Spain, France and now Germany (about to go) in lockdown, so when will we? And when will the schools close? I'm guessing it will be Tuesday/Wednesday time. It's looking inevitable now.
SecondaryBurnzzz · 15/03/2020 19:05
Crikey that's going to be a tough gig theendoftheendoftheend for a class teacher. Although I'd be happy to step in as a volunteer TA to help out in my local area, as long as my 'day job' were happy to let me have a day off each week.
Would be hard to co-ordinate lots of volunteers though...
JustInCaseCakeHappens · 15/03/2020 19:10
It's fucking nuts they are not closed yet.
Just read somewhere the virus was showing no sign of slowing down. No shit, why would it, we are doing absolutely nothing to slow it down.
The problem is to ALSO explain to people that it's not a jolly and they have to stay home unless ABSOLUTELY necessary. So soft play and so on are a big no. But people are thick as plank, and until their own family get caught and they realised what lack of medical care when you urgently need it means, they won't be bothered.
"emergency surgeries" will still happen if I need one.
Yes, when there's no room, no surgeon available, how do you think that will happen?
SuckingDieselFella · 15/03/2020 19:14
It's only special schools in Belfast, not Northern Ireland.
Why are people repeating stuff that is inaccurate?
adaline · 15/03/2020 19:14
Where I live, if you close the schools, guaranteed Monday town would be overrun with parents and children in primark and McDonald’s. guaranteed. They won’t keep their kids at home. They’ll treat it like an extra holiday.
They'll enforce lockdown and close most public places apart from supermarkets and pharmacies.
They’ve put law thru go force schools to stay open- why do people think they’ll then close?
Because things change?
TheWordWomanIsTaken · 15/03/2020 19:17
If schools close, will teaching staff still be on hand to assist with work esp for gcse and a level exams?
Something that will become evident quite quickly will be what jobs are important to society, care workers, lorry drivers, shop assistants, police, nhs staff etc.
Crystal1975 · 15/03/2020 19:20
Do you not think that going into lockdown and closing everywhere down will actually do more harm to the country and people than the virus?
How are people supposed to pay bills etc?
Particularly the self employed/small businesses ?
Plus, I keep seeing this may continue for several months, it’s surely not feasible to shut down for an indefinite number of months ?
Also, there are still a huge amount of people dying every day of other illnesses in much greater numbers than Corona 🤷♀️
Janemarpling · 15/03/2020 19:22
It is so damaging to shut it really is.
I know I can over exaggerate but when the government is planning to turn hotels into hospitals and car makers are making incubators and they are not gona hold funerals just dig a big hole for mass cremation then that’s some serious shit.
EvilTwins · 15/03/2020 19:25
germ ridden classrooms, full of super spreader kids.....and its not just the elderly,over 70's who are dying now either
No, but all have had underlying health conditions.
From the BBC website: The 14 patients whose deaths were announced on Sunday were aged between 59 and 94 and all had underlying health conditions, NHS England said.
The scaremongering and panic is worse than anything else.
Sunshine1239 · 15/03/2020 19:25
It was on bbc a couple of days ago that it’s part of a series of new laws being rushed through
user1471439240 · 15/03/2020 19:25
Emergency legislation is to be announced on Tuesday, agreed by Thursday. Law by months end. In force for two years. Will be encompassing, not only schools.
Lucked · 15/03/2020 19:26
We are key workers but also have wrap around care in place. Without it one of us will only be able to work 4.5 hours any given day. There are no on site after school programmes in my council area it is all provided off site by private companies who will presumably close.
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