Schools and older teens

Older teens 16-18 should wear masks in school in classrooms. Research shows virus can float in tiny particles in air for several hours esp bad in poorly ventilated rooms. Classrooms SHOULD have windows open all the time to allow airflow but older teens can spread this virus like any other adult. They are meeting up in crowds at the weekends using the excuse that they spend all week together in small rooms with no social distancing or masks so they should be allowed to gather and party at weekends. My teen and friends are happy to wear them... not bothered by them

Why the contribution is important

Bugs/colds/viruses spread like wildfire in schools. No social distancing and small classes with 35 kids plus teacher heading in to winter bug season

by mcj on October 06, 2020 at 05:57PM

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Average rating: 2.8
Based on: 17 votes


  • Posted by alanmacrae41 October 06, 2020 at 19:45

    This is nonsense and completely unnecessary given the rates of illness from Covid in people that age. There are numerous other things that they have to worry about above Covid. And no, it’s not about who they transmit it to either. If this is a fear they have then should act responsibly, as they should with any other virus, when around people that are vulnerable to it. Ultimately if someone is in the ‘at risk’ demographic then it is up to them to asses the risk and take appropriate action. Again, as it is with any other disease.
  • Posted by Macfarlanelyndsay October 06, 2020 at 21:33

    Nonsense idea. Shocking to even consider it.
  • Posted by Charlotta October 06, 2020 at 22:20

    Terrible idea, our children and teens have suffered enough. Masks are also an illusion of control.
  • Posted by angel October 07, 2020 at 01:04

    Older teens transmit the virus in the same way as other adults as is evidenced by the large outbreaks amongst new university students. My 6ft, 17 year old son is expected to sit in small, poorly ventilated classrooms all day and be exposed to hundreds of other households at school with no F.A.C.T.S. This would not be allowed anywhere else and is obviously not safe. I am extremely vulnerable to this disease so my son has had to sacrifice his education in order to protect me. Blended learning and masks would have allowed my son to return to school safely and would have stopped the spread of this disease in the community since schools returned.
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