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County Council Asks Schools to Open as Normal Despite Rising Infection Rates

Published on: 3 Jan, 2021
Updated on: 3 Jan, 2021

Cllr Fiona White, (Lib Dem), who represents Guildford West at the county council, said: “There is lots of concern among parents, especially over the risk of children transmitting the virus to older members of their families.

Cllr Fiona White

“I have not had a big mailbag on this but the views are expressed from my extensive circle of contacts.”

This evening (January 3) a statement from SCC said: “We would like to thank all of our school leaders and staff for their continued hard work and dedication during this difficult time.

“At the time of writing, primary schools in Surrey are requested to open as normal this coming week in line with government guidance.

“However, we will continue to monitor the rapidly changing national situation closely and if the local position changes we will make this clear and provide support to our schools.”

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test 2 Responses to County Council Asks Schools to Open as Normal Despite Rising Infection Rates

  1. Jacob Allen Reply

    January 4, 2021 at 2:27 am

    The science shows Covid is spreading in schools. Surrey should heed the word of the NEU and the other teaching unions and close the schools, resuming home learning (except for keyworker’s kids and vulnerable pupils). The safety of school staff, students and their families is paramount.

  2. John Perkins Reply

    January 4, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    There is no such thing as “the science”. It may well be that union leaders agree amongst themselves, but that doesn’t make them right even, let alone scientific.

    There is plenty of evidence which shows when teachers don’t do the job they are paid to do it’s the poorer members of society who suffer.

    What about the safety of, say, shop workers, bus drivers and police? Is their safety of less concern than that of teachers?

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