Submitted by Frederick Gardner on Friday 18th September 2020
Published on Tuesday 13th October 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Tuesday 13th April 2021
Current Signatures: 32
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Close schools with confirmed COVID cases
1. Close schools (where there is sovereignty to do so) until the 'second wave' is over;
2. Ensure that, when schools reopen, masks are worn and social distancing is recommended where possible;
3. Note with concern the sharp uptick in schools with COVID cases since 1/09/2020.
As of the 18th September 2020, 1230 UK schools now have confirmed Coronavirus infections. This is incredibly concerning not only as it is representative of a rise in national cases, but also as it threatens the health and lives of pupils and their families.
If we are to do everything that is feasibly possible to reduce the impact of COVID-19 upon the nation, then we must close schools to curb the size of the second wave.
I urge the Government to act as soon as is feasibly possible.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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