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Close schools in Tier 4 areas

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)

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Children ~ christmas ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ I WON ~ infection rates ~ It ~ kent ~ My Family ~ Online schooling ~ Schools ~ tier ~ Tier 4 ~ tier 4 areas ~ Time ~ virus ~ weeks

Petition Action

Close schools in Tier 4 areas

Petition Details

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.

Additional Information

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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