Tories ripped up self-isolation requirement for school return but kept it quiet
One thing that the government and its media friends have not publicised in relation to next week’s return to school is the Department of Health’s instruction to teachers to ignore the self-isolation instructions that should kick in for anyone exposed to someone with coronavirus symptoms.
The general instructions remain that anyone with symptoms should stay home and self-isolate for at least a week, while others exposed to them should stay home for two weeks.
However, the government is telling teachers to disregard this:
Instead, they should give their hands a wash, give the area a bit of a wipe round with Dettol and carry on teaching our children and interacting with other staff.
Meanwhile, other countries that have re-opened schools are seeing new outbreaks and are having to re-close many:
But the government now says it’s ok for teachers to do plough on regardless of exposure – putting not only their own families in danger of a virus that can easily infect three people for every one who catches it, but also their colleagues and the children they all teach.
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