Schools need to keep and improve covid mitigations- not scrap them- until cases drop

Schools need to keep and improve covid mitigations- not scrap them- until cases drop

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Lucy Garrard started this petition to Department of Education and

Our children are unprotected in schools. Some are getting ill with COVID-19 and some of those are suffering with the poorly understood Long Covid- which is thought of as a multi systemic organ damage disorder with neurological damage. Do we want this for our children? 

NO we don’t. But we also don’t want lockdown and school closure either. We want MITIGATION in school to protect them I.e. keeping bubble systems, keeping close contacts of a positive case home until confirmed PCR negative (not LFD)- these measures are being removed during a time when the delta variant is rising rapidly in the UK and our government refuses to accept the seriousness of this. 

Furthermore scientists have raised awareness of the airborne transmission of this disease and suggested ways in which schools and public buildings can improve to reduce transmission. A simple measure such as putting a CO2 monitor in every room can tell us how much exhaled air is being rebreathed by our children. A high level can indicate need for improvement in the ventilation. Will doors and windows remain open during autumn and winter? If so they’ll be some cold children trying to learn whilst shivering. If the government invest in improved ventilation in schools over the summer the problem of COVID-19 in our children over winter would be much reduced! 

We need Gavin Williamson and the UK Government to acknowledge the concerns of parents for our children’s health and to IMPLEMENT MITIGATIONS NOW- not take them away.  

I am a mother of a 4 and an 8 year old and I want their health to be protected. I lost my mother to COVID-19 in January 2021 at 65years old after contracting the disease inside a hospital ward. I believe that she contracted the virus due to its airborne transmission in a poorly ventilated space. We can’t ignore how important improving ventilation is in our fight against transmission of COVID-19.  

Our children are not guinea pigs for the Government to test their strategies on. Help protect them and sign this in support of improving mitigation’s over the summer period to protect their futures.  Thank you � 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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