Make schools as COVID secure as possible so they can open safely!

Make schools as COVID secure as possible so they can open safely!

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Nicholas Morgan started this petition to Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) and

As a passionate and committed teacher working in a UK secondary school, it is clear that both staff and pupils need to return safely to the classroom in September. Many students have missed vital education that will impact their future and so it is right that we get the education system up and running. However, the current government guidance does NOT go far enough to reassure staff, parents and pupils. 

COVID-19 thrives in indoor settings where social distancing cannot happen. Classrooms are hotspots for viral infections to spread and we do not have space to apply social distancing universally. That is why more preventative support is required in schools. 

The government has announced they are no longer advising schools against wearing masks. But it still remains at the discretion of head teachers so isn't a universal right granted to all staff and students. Countless schools are prohibiting the use of masks, visors and other measures. Whilst I am lucky to teach in a school that allows me to wear a mask/visor, thousands are not in this position and it is therefore a postcode lottery. 

I am calling on the Government to do the following to make schools as Covid secure as possible:

  • Allow teachers and pupils to wear masks or visors in ALL schools
  • Provide funds for ALL schools to have specialist cleaners to carry out regular deep cleaning
  • To provide ALL schools with enough hand sanitiser for all staff and pupils

We all have a duty of care to students in our schools, and staff want to return, safe in the knowledge that there is some form of additional protection to inhibit the spread of airborne particles that can easily carry this unscrupulous disease. 

We need to act now! Please sign this petition to bring about the necessary changes to ensure that staff and students can return to environments that are as safe as we can possibly make them. 

Many thanks for your support. 

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