Covid-19 & Parents
Total 6 Posts
Until a sufficient proportion of the population has been fully vaccinated, there are simple measures that would go a long way to assuring parents of their child’s safety in school.
20 scientists and public health professionals, hundreds of parents and students, and national education unions are asking that the UK Government follows the data not dates by extending face mask mitigation in schools.
Why has a larger number of pupils attended school in person during the current lockdown than in the first lockdown, and has it contributed to the spread of coronavirus?
Fact-checking Children’s Minister Vicky Ford’s claim that it is not reckless to reopen all UK schools in the same week because parents and teachers are now more protected against Covid-19 thanks to the rollout of the vaccination programme.
School closures might reduce overall community infections by a small amount and may be necessary when infection levels in the population are very high. But it is a false dichotomy to judge schools as either ‘safe’ or ‘unsafe’. The reality is more complicated.