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Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination

Submitted by Charlotte Appleyard on Tuesday 13th October 2020

Published on Tuesday 20th October 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 20th April 2021

Current Signatures: 1,110
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Children ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Education ~ Government ~ IMPACT ~ NHS ~ NHS workers ~ Schools ~ Staff ~ Teachers ~ Time ~ vaccination ~ vaccine ~ weeks

Petition Action

Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination

Petition Details

Advice from the JCVI on the priority groups for a Covid-19 vaccine does not include school/childcare workers. This petition calls for these workers, who cannot distance or use PPE, to be kept safe at work by being put on the vaccine priority list when such a list is adopted into government policy.

Additional Information

Inclusion of school and childcare staff on the priority list should also:
* provide more protection for children and their families
* reduce the chance of settings being closed for 2 weeks and working parents having to take time off work
* ensure continuity of education for children
* allow schools to return to normality faster, having a positive impact on children’s mental health
* reduce the chance of NHS workers having to stay at home with children who are isolating due to closures


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