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What do people think schools should the be kept open or closed over the lockdown

Leeann
23 days ago
What do you think of this?
TheChimp
TheChimp23 days ago

If the schools stay open, the virus will spread.

We need to shut them down immediately.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap23 days ago

In my sons school since September 6 classes have had to isolate its spreding round the young ones too

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Mick82
Mick8223 days ago

Could not agree more they cant stop nits spreading how the heel are they supposed to stop covid and the poor teachers should not be put in a position were they have to choose between their job and the health of themselves and their families

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kfe202
kfe20222 days ago

Mick82 Totally with you on this. You're so right. We need to shut down schools ASAP. Should have already done this.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap23 days ago

I want my kids to get best education possible but the numbers shot up when they went back

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Golfforall
Golfforall23 days ago

Schools must stay open full stop .

Education for the young gives kids from all backgrounds a chance of changing their lives for the good forever . They had too much of a break from education already from which many may never recover .

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TheChimp
TheChimp23 days ago

Golfforall I normally agree with you, but you're talking nonsense.

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Golfforall
Golfforall23 days ago

TheChimp We can all have our opinions but how long do you suggest the kids are kept away from education for?

One month , 3 months , 6 months , until we have a vaccine ?

Bear in mind they have already lost 6 months education .

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TheChimp
TheChimp23 days ago

Golfforall So where do we go?

If the kids stay in school and keep passing the virus on, we're not going to stop the transfer, so basically a lockdown is useless.

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Golfforall
Golfforall23 days ago

TheChimp I'm sure you too have taken note of what the scientists have been saying about school age children not being significant spreaders of Covid , shown in many of their graphs .

Sadly the "children" that have been proven to be superspreaders are the 18 -35 year old children who ignore all the advice , rules and laws because they know better , or the social media of their choice tells them the advice needn't be followed .

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kfe202
kfe20222 days ago

Golfforall You're right that its not good for the kids to be kept out of education. You're also right that keeping the kids in school is putting teachers at risk. One solution may be the cut-price online private schools that are popping up and offer the quality of education normally found in private schools for a fraction of the cost. And no disruption if there are continuing lockdowns.

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Golfforall
Golfforall22 days ago

kfe202 Maybe that's Ok for just the "passing exams " side of education . Unfortunately it can't supply the social interaction side of schooling .

Again we come across the barriers that deprived families will find - not having the money to buy the hardware (computers) or indeed the cost of the course however small .

Having said that I think schools in general must look seriously at how they can instil common sense and a sense of responsibility in their pupils in future .

A significant minority of this years output are obviously well lacking in that respect as seen daily on the news and in the press.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc9 days ago

Oof. Don't be *that* guy, dude.

Users of the "other" website already pull that b.s. of calling others names just because they disagree with them.

You might disagree, but it's not "nonsense."

TheChimp

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TheChimp
TheChimp8 days ago

PhilipMarc I know that you don't believe in this Covid thing, but what else do you suggest?

Schools just provide a place for super spreading. Having a lockdown and keeping them open just defeats the object.

I think that I'm resigned to the fact that we're all going to get it tbh

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Ann1984
Ann198423 days ago

School must stay open if people followed rules not have there mother meetings make you child come straight home we be fine. If you noticed on the graphs yesterday showing in boris speech it was 16-24 year olds with most cases so universities should definitely be shut they can always take a years gap

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9023 days ago

Kids need to be in school. Not just for educational purposes, but also for their mental health and social development. The poor children have suffered enough.

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Mango4
Mango423 days ago

If there is going to be a lockdown then yes schools need to close to give us the best chance of reducing the threat from this virus. Apparently infection levels in primary schools are nine times higher than they were when term started in September and 50 times higher in secondary schools, and that is after just seven weeks back at school. Although we know the children in the majority cases do not show any ill effects, they are carriers, who carry it back to their families and the wider community.

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Leeann
Leeann
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23 days ago

I have mixed feelings bout this coz of course I want my daughter to be in school but she has spent more time at home since they have been back in because of people testing positive can't blame the school as they have been great trying there best either way it has helped me with home schooling as she wont be going to secondary school

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2523 days ago

There are lots of very vulnerable children who are at risk at home. School is a place of safety for them and teachers are able to keep an eye out for any concerns. If they are not attending school, these children will slip through the net.

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neo1
neo123 days ago

I live near a primary school and its the parents that are a bigger risk of passing the virus on than the kids. When they collect the kids in an afternoon they all stand around chatting away without masks, they park all over the pavements so people have to push past. Its the Adults that are the problem. But i do think colleges should close for older teens, they can all study from home online. Whats going to happen when they all go home for Christmas and pass it on to their parents

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Getsome
Getsome22 days ago

I cant see the lockdown working with schools being open.

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hspexy
hspexy22 days ago

Seems pointless to have a lockdown but still have places open where the virus can spread

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Pjran
Pjran22 days ago

Schools should close for the safety of teachers, support staff and cleaners. Why should they and their families be sacrificed?

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Leeann
Leeann
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22 days ago

Just the teachers support staff and cleaners what about the kids after all there the ones that are being forced to stay in school while all this is going on

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Pjran
Pjran22 days ago

Leeann the kids are not a high risk of being terribly ill but certainly spread it. Plus they could catch it and transfer the virus to their parents who could then pass onto their colleagues the cycle continues!

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Leeann
Leeann
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22 days ago

Pjran yeah might not be but no parent what's there kids to be ill

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Pjran
Pjran22 days ago

Leeann so keep them safe at home.

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Leeann
Leeann
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22 days ago

Pjran yup just like that go into lockdown keep my kid off school to get a fine that's why I said focused to stay in school

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9022 days ago

Kids do need to be in school and we may never get a vaccine, so it's a tricky one. What I think would be best would be to keep the schools open as normal, but provide all staff with PPE and allow parents to take their kids out of school should they feel the need to. But keep the schools open for all of those who want to continue attending.

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Johnny
Johnny22 days ago

When thinking about this dilemma, it's worth knowing that there may not be a coronavirus vaccine for kids for a very long time (several years).

This article explains why:

When can kids get a coronavirus vaccine? 'Maybe not in 5 years.'

https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2020/10/12/coronavirus-vaccine

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc9 days ago

Considering they're rushing out the vaccine as fast as possible, kids will be getting it too and probably mandatory.

I just don't trust a vaccine made in months nor that it's "90%" effective. My health is perfectly fine and vaccines (= drugs) have the risk of making serious damage to oneself.

If they'll end up dividing people by those who take and those who don't, then so be it.

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Johnny
Johnny9 days ago

PhilipMarc Trials for young kids haven’t even begun yet, and won’t for quite some time, so don’t hold your breath.

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k4ren2006
k4ren200619 days ago

I don't really have a opinion about schools as my girls are grown up but I certainly think universities students should be sent home where possible. They're fed up and partying, getting drunk and mixing every night. I live a stone's throw from a campus and see it all ☹

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NatalyKroxa
NatalyKroxa19 days ago

I am having mixed feelings. But I think it will be better if they will stay opened.Because not every parent can allow to stay at home,especially single ones with no family around to help.

As last lockdown showed not every parents follow what kids are doing and where are they. Now will be the same ,they will be on the streets or just will go to each other houses.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry19 days ago

Well before Covid I took my child out of school and home schooled her. She learned so much more and her confidence grew. I appreciate not everyone can do this or suits every child but it worked for us. I believe if more people could do this now it would put less strain on the education system.

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Leeann
Leeann
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19 days ago

That is my plan loads of people I know are doing it because they can't get them in the school they want

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SuzJ
SuzJ19 days ago

We actually quite enjoyed having my lad off school before. He did all the work the school set for him and, because there wasn't a great deal of it we also supplemented it. He did additional projects with his Cadets and Youth Group and we did a lot independently. He learnt a bit of python, we watched countless videos on both curriculum subjects and things that interested him, we did fitness videos, he participated in an online singing project - it was a fairly positive time for us. I understand it's not the same - for whatever reason, for a lot of kids. And to be fair he did heavily miss the social interaction side of things. I was surprised how little kids (or maybe parents) wanted to participate in some of the activities that were available to us from the school. They did a virtual sports day and only a handful of kids submitted photos. My husband is very lucky that his work are fully supportive of him working from home and I'm here anyway so we have that advantage - it's a different situation for parents who have to go out to work.

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Johnny
Johnny19 days ago

I was just thinking about schooling for the children of key workers.

It's a lot more difficult for key workers (with kids) to go to work if the schools are closed.

  • 10.6 million (33% of the total workforce) are in key worker occupations and industries.
  • Of those, 31% work in health and social care (3.3 million)
  • 31% of key workers have children aged between 5 and 15 years; 16% have children aged 4 years or under.

Source: https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/earningsandworkinghours/articles/coronavirusandkeyworkersintheuk/2020-05-15

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kry32
kry3219 days ago

Close them. My friend from church takes her grandson to school but has now had to close twice due to COVID and another friend school didn't have the staff due to COVID.

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MaryBroadb16135
MaryBroadb161359 days ago

No they shouldn't

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Tk3
Tk39 days ago

It’s a choice between kids being able to learn and be able to grow and the other option of spreading infection

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Moonstone22
Moonstone229 days ago

I think the schools should close. It is important for children to learn and socialise but leaving schools open are risking everybody's health. There are seven schools in my district, there have been covid outbreaks in all of them. Every school is supposed to have their own bubble and yet all these 7 schools have to share 2 school buses. So on their way to and from school students from 7 schools are mingling together and spreading the virus between schools. And then these school children get off of these buses and climb onto normal buses without masks, spreading it to everyone in the community. Because of this where I live has extremely high cases

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Lynibis
Lynibis8 days ago

I am worried sick about my teacher granddaughter. Every teacher in her year has tested positive and she is bearing the burden. The added worry is that she cannot come near me for the risk of passing it on.

Schools should close and the answer is to repeat the missed year when it is over. Just because they are not susceptible does not mean they should be free to run free spreading it throughout the country.

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Mango4
Mango48 days ago

Three months in and now they claim this

" Data from the latest Office for National Statistics surveillance study shows higher levels of infection and transmission in school-based age groups than previously recognised, according to the Welsh Government's Technical Advisory Group (TAC)."

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