Close UK schools to stop spread of COVID-19

Close UK schools to stop spread of COVID-19

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Martin Marks started this petition to UK Government

As we all know, COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, is rapidly spreading across the UK. Measures have been put in place, such as social distancing and advising older people to self isolate. The next step would be to start closing the schools. In a school environment, you are in close proxemity to lots of other people. These are perfect conditions for the virus to spread. Soap often runs out in school bathrooms and anti-viral hand sanitizer isn't available. Schools aren't the most hygenic places, so these make for perfect conditions for the virus to spread. Students and teachers with symptoms have been told to self-isolate, however, we all know that will not necessarily happen. Some students will still be told to go in by parents, despite having symtoms. Closing the schools forces children and teachers with symptoms to stay at home because they will not have anywhere else to go. Along with more isolation measures put in place and banning social gatherings of more than 5, closing the schools is an effective way to stop the spread of the virus. If we don't put measures like this is now, stopping the spread won't be possible. Closing the schools is the next step in this process. We need to take action now, or it will be too late.

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