Submitted by Katie Louise Anderson on Saturday 19th December 2020
Published on Monday 21st December 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Monday 21st June 2021
Current Signatures: 193,902
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Close schools in Tier 4 areas
Schools can be a breeding ground for the spread of coronavirus. Children are mingling at schools and returning to families who are potentially vulnerable, keeping rates high.
It's only been since schools opened that infection rates have been high in Kent, and keeping them open may keep it high.
This Christmas I am apart from all of my family for the first time. My younger siblings have no idea why I won't be there, and it's heartbreaking. All I want to do is go home and see my family, and the sooner I can do that the better. Currently I see no way of this happening unless schools close for at least two weeks, but preferably more. Especially with this new strain of the virus, we need to be making the move to online schooling and actually keep people safe.
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This petition has reached the threshold for a Parliamentary debate, but the debate has not yet been scheduled.
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