Schools Should Not Rush To Reopen Before It Is Safe

Derby Lib Dem Councillors and Campaigners at Derby Moor SchoolTeachers and parents have been left in an anxious and seriously concerned position since the Government announced that schools should reopen in a phased return from the 1st of June following the Covid-19 pandemic.

The government has failed to take in to consideration the serious health risk to all teachers, parents, extended household families and students by the reopening of schools without clear, concise and conclusive scientific evidence that it is safe to do so.

It is abundantly clear that it is impossible to re-open schools and that to do so is dangerous and a serious risk to public health. Based on continual failings of the Government in dealing with this outbreak in a timely manner and the continual failings in not following medical and scientific advice from its own advisors. We therefore call upon the government, Derby City Council, Academy Trusts and school leadership to delay the re-opening of schools until such a time where all of the aforementioned risks have been absolutely minimised and all students and teaching staff can learn and teach in a low risk and safe environment.

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