Keep Schools Closed Until It Is Safe for Our Children To Return
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I have two young children , one aged 8 and the other aged 2 who attends nursery. My younger one was born very pre-term and is diagnosed with asthma. She is vulnerable and many other young children have more serious health needs which if they or their siblings return to school may place them at risk of infection and complications.
I am alarmed and concerned about the reports in the media that the Prime Minister may announce the reopening of primary schools and nurseries starting on the 1st of June because younger children seem to be unaffected as much as older children or adults by corona virus
This is has filled me with dread and I am very concerned and afraid for my children and I do not think it will be safe for my and other people's young children to be out of their homes and mixing with other children in only 3 weeks time. This is especially in light of recent reports of young children being admitted to hospital with rare but serious symptoms that could be linked to corona virus.
The death rates are still too high, our young children are not able to maintain a high level of hygiene and may therefore expose themselves to infection.
This will also mean parents and children traveling on public transport so it's not just a case of younger children being in school. Adults , and plenty of adults will need to get them there which may result in the rates of infection rising again.
The government need to really look at this carefully and only consider having the schools reopening when it is absolutely safe to do so.
Too many lives have already been lost.
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