Close nurseries to all children apart from essential key workers and vulnerable children.

Close nurseries to all children apart from essential key workers and vulnerable children.

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Lauren Williams started this petition to UK Government and

As someone who has worked in the early years sector for over a decade I think early years have been completely overlooked during this pandemic and especially during this 3rd lockdown. If the government want us to stay open they should vaccinate us! We will be in contact with lots of parents and children daily, Young children who have absolutely no comprehension of social distancing due to their young age. If it’s not safe to send your 4 year old to primary school it’s not safe to send your 4 year old to a nursery. A nursery where PPE is not deemed as essential. This new variant is transmitted at a 50/70% faster rate therefore it seems highly dangerous anyone other than essential key workers children or vulnerable children should be accessing early years care. Surely opening up early years settings to all parents is just further spreading the virus and endangering staff and children when the clear message from the government is stay at home! 

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