Close Australian Schools NOW!!!!

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Australian Schools should be closed as soon as possible to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 .

Today the Australian Government announced that as of March 16 2020, gatherings of more than 500 people are to be cancelled. However, this does NOT include our schools.

Proactive school closures - closing schools before there’s a positive case has been shown to be one of the most powerful interventions that we can deploy. It’s not just about keeping the kids safe. It’s keeping the whole community safe.

Closing our K-12 school buildings is the responsible choice that will minimise the risk of exposure for children, educators, and families and minimise the spread of coronavirus throughout the community.

France, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Turkey and Norway have joined Italy to close all schools, universities and kindergartens.

It is imperative that Australia follows their example!

As a mother of three young children and an educator for 20 years it  is our duty to protect our children and the community.