Support West Essex education workers' call for schools to be included in the lockdown

Support West Essex education workers' call for schools to be included in the lockdown

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Harlow People Before Profit started this petition to West Essex NEU

We are parents and grandparents of children in Harlow and West Essex schools, relatives of those working in those schools and concerned members of the local community.

We note that the rate of increase in Covid infections has gone up since September by 9% in Primary schools and 50% in Secondaries (figures from the Office for National Statistics).

We also note that in this current wave of infection there has been a significant increase in hospital admissions for women aged between 20 – 40 years (article in The Lancet, Oct 6th) .

It has been estimated that the inclusion of schools in the lockdown would radically shorten - by about 2/3rds - the necessary time to reduce the R rate to below 1

As it stands schools are not ‘covid secure’ and are actually factories for the transmission into the community of a deadly virus.  If the decision to keep schools and colleges open stands it will cost many lives.

WE SAY keep school students, school staff and the wider community SAFE and we therefore support the call by the largest education union, the NEU, for schools to be included in the forthcoming lockdown and for teaching to happen on a rota basis when this ends.

 

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