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Fully fund schools for Covid-19 costs and provide relief for loss of income

Submitted by Jim Nicholson on Thursday 22nd October 2020

Published on Monday 2nd November 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Sunday 2nd May 2021

Current Signatures: 28,431
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Covid-19 measures ~ Enable ~ Government ~ It ~ learning ~ Lost ~ measures ~ Schools ~ Staff ~ training

Petition Action

Fully fund schools for Covid-19 costs and provide relief for loss of income

Petition Details

Without delay, for government to:

• agree to reimburse schools' exceptional costs associated with Covid-19 measures
• reimburse schools' lost income from Covid-19 (eg. rental/lettings)
• guarantee reimbursements will be paid directly to schools for financial years 2020/21, 2021/22, as required

Additional Information

This term, schools are facing increasing Covid costs, in addition to those incurred between March and June.

Costs include: supply staff, materials, cleaning, ventilation systems, handwashing stations, improved IT and training to enable blended learning.

Schools have simultaneously lost income, unable to let premises. Unlike businesses, schools are not eligible for grants to alleviate such pressures.


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