To: Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education
What: Help protect children, families, and teachers
Schools are reopening and Government wants to pretend Covid is fixed. And it is putting the lives of children, their families, and teaching staff at risk.
Even children and families with serious medical conditions that make them especially vulnerable to Covid are expected to return to school - without any protective measures. And parents who are frightened of what this means for their kids or vulnerable family members at home face fines or prosecution if they keep their kids at home until schools are made safe.
The world’s largest study on long Covid in children has found that one in seven children who get coronavirus could have symptoms almost four months later.
Government’s policy requires no contact tracing by schools, no bubbles, and tells kids who are vulnerable to just “follow the same guidance as everyone else."
This isn’t right. Join us in urging Government to take these risks seriously - and protect children, families, and teachers.