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My blood ran cold at the prospect of kids not returning to school full-time - and I'm not alone

Mary McCarthy


Parents are at the end of their tether and the Government needs to find a quick solution, writes Mary McCarthy

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ALONG with every parent I know, my blood ran cold reading the latest public health guidance on reopening schools because, instead of a sense of urgency and determination, zero reassurance was offered.

At primary level, the new guidance produced by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre says a distance of one metre should be maintained. At secondary, distancing of at least one metre - two metres, if possible - should be allowed.

To me, this represents 99 problems and not a can-do attitude. Under these rules, clearly not all students will be able to return.