Restrictions in school

Schools need more safety measures. When schools went back the cases started rising. I do not think they should close but definitley more spacing out, wearing masks etc but not sure what else.

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Not sure what else can be done with regards to schools but definitley more distancing

by Nina on October 05, 2020 at 06:10PM

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  • Posted by Pondbug October 05, 2020 at 18:26

    I believe pupil adherence to wearing masks and distancing in corridors etc is quite low. Action to encourage better adherence would help.
  • Posted by angel October 05, 2020 at 19:12

    Secondary schools need blended learning now to enable physical distancing between pupils. Masks should be mandatory in classrooms. This virus is airborne so washing hands will not stop the spread. When will you stop ignoring the facts and introduce F.A.C.T.S. in schools.
  • Posted by amillar October 05, 2020 at 20:00

    Reduced numbers in schools would make for more meaningful teaching and learning and easier management of the volume of pupils in the corridors. The restrictions currently in place make meaningful education and effective support of learners who need it incredibly difficult to plan for and implement.
  • Posted by Sheilammmmmm October 05, 2020 at 20:50

    Leave children alone, they are not affected and have suffered more mental and emotional harms from the lockdown , fear mongering and isolation.
  • Posted by Footiemum October 05, 2020 at 20:55

    Kids have suffered enough for something that is everyone risk to themselves. Let the get an education. Let them move on with life, with caution, but move on. They are the future and we're doing a very poor job at creating a holistic healthy environment.
  • Posted by Catlady October 05, 2020 at 21:01

    Absolutely not! Children are proven not to be drivers of covid. They deserve to live normal free lives. They are not infecting the elderly or causing them to die. For example, children with ASN are losing out on so much in schools because of restrictions.
  • Posted by Morrisc0502 October 05, 2020 at 21:30

    Track and trace, increased hygiene measures such as compulsory hand washing and bubble play management is working. I’ve been very impressed with the return to school measures. They seem to be working very very well.
  • Posted by Tawny October 05, 2020 at 21:49

    Schools should be normal
  • Posted by jakkyb7 October 05, 2020 at 22:22

    Definitely not. Children do not spread this. Schools were open right through all this for key workers children. If there was ever a time that any risk was going to be highlighted it would have been then. Leave them alone and let them get back to some form of normality. The way they are currently being treated is shameful.
  • Posted by Jason2488 October 05, 2020 at 23:00

    Introduce FACTS in schools - get ministers in to Academies on surprise visits they would learn the truth - they are being ignored.
  • Posted by Bafo October 05, 2020 at 23:43

    There are no scientific evidence that children spread the virus in a different way compared to adults, while there are papers showing how children also in primary schools can spread the virus in the community. Please read the attached paper about ability of children in primary schools to spread the virus and where they suggest children should wear a face mask. I really believe that the use of face masks should be compulsory also in primary school. Children live more than 5 hours each day in a room with more than 30 people where physical distancing is just not possible. The recent increase in numbers of positive cases in school is clearly stating that the decision to reopen the school with no physical distance and/or face masks coverings is a mistake and a way to put children, teachers, staff, families and ultimately the community at risk. Moreover with the winter season and all the similar to covid-19 symptoms increasing, the risk is that the testing system will be soon overwhelmed by the increasing requests. Children in other Countries wear face masks in school and they showed to be able to comply with the rules and quickly adapt to the new situation. It would be much worse if schools have to close again.
  • Posted by JaneMurray October 06, 2020 at 09:32

    I respectfully remind you of Article 28 from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: "Every child has the right to an education... Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity and their rights." Our children and young people have the right to normal schooling. No to closures, blended learning and increased safety measures.
  • Posted by Julie October 06, 2020 at 15:06

    While children have rights, so do teachers and other school staff. There is no other workplace where so few measures have been put in place to keep the staff safe. Children have a right to education but blended education provides this perfectly well, just look at the Scottish Islands and the Australian northern territories for great examples of how it works. FACTS is in place in every other worplace but it is not in place in schools, just visit one. School staff deserve the same protection as other workers.
  • Posted by VictoriaW October 06, 2020 at 17:23

    I think blended learning should be considered again to try and reduce the rate this virus is spreading. Since schools opened it has risen all over the UK. Also regular testing of staff same as in care homes should be mandatory for their safety and safety of children.
  • Posted by HardWorkPaysOff October 06, 2020 at 22:13

    School children should not be wearing face converings as used incorrectly they are in fact dangerous for users
  • Posted by slimbofat October 07, 2020 at 11:55

    Children need to go back to school and have as good/positive an experience here as possible. The future of Scotland depends on these young people. Their futures should not be blighted by this virus or any rules that are brought in to stem it.
  • Posted by Pipkins October 10, 2020 at 15:41

    Surprising to see so much ignorance regarding children spreading Covid and also on mask use. Significant amount of evidence coming out that children do contract and transmit the virus. People seem to think that because children do not experience severe symptoms that they do no spread it to teachers or vulnerable parents. And masks have been shown to be very effective, even for the wearer. Very little is being done to stop the spread of Covid in schools. Hand hygiene will do almost nothing given that the main way the virus is spread is through the air. Wearing masks in corridors is better than nothing but doesn't help that much when children are in classrooms for most of the time. The most important measures indoors are mask wearing, ventilation, the number of children present and the duration of time in the classroom. Absolutely nothing on this.
  • Posted by dino38 October 10, 2020 at 18:38

    Pipkins could not agree more. It is incredible that there has not been action taken on this policy and some of the comments here are just wrong on so many levels. Boris was cute on this knowing that Scottish children were due back earlier and sadly the Scottish Government introduced this herd immunity policy before the rest of the U.K instead of resuming schooling with proper safeguards for the children and wider community. The schools should have introduced all the measures you have rightly pointed out with the added measure of ensuring that they remained in school all day not mixing with the wider community at break times. This is what I see happening now with our high streets full of secondary schoolchildren with little or no regard to the current pandemic. We have seen how covid has spread through universities but no mention about the danger of the herd immunity policy in our secondary schools. We all recognise that we need the children in the schools but surely they are entitled to the same protection and safeguards as those in the workplaces and parliaments.
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