Submitted by Alana Johnstone on Tuesday 5th January 2021
Published on Wednesday 13th January 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Tuesday 13th July 2021
Current Signatures: 724
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Keep all nurseries and early years settings open during lockdown
Urgent call for the Government to keep all nurseries and early years settings open during the new lockdown. Nurseries and early years provide a vital service for pre-school children and parents. Parents will be economically affected if nurseries close, and children will be socially disadvantaged.
Research (such as the below) indicates that there is a very low risk of children contracting or transmitting SARS-CoV-2 in early years settings.
Study on living with children and outcomes from COVID-19:: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.11.01.20222315v1
Study on healthcare worker households: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.09.21.20196428v1
Study on the role of children in Covid-19 in household transmission: https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa1825/6024998
Study on Open Schools, Covid-19, and Child and Teacher Morbidity in Sweden: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2026670
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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