Aussie Bees, are you keeping your kids home during coronavirus?

posted 10 months ago in Family
Post # 2
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1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I am staying home from pre-kindy and all other scheduled activities. We are just at home chilling out for the foreseeable future. I have bad asthma and always end up with hospitalized pneumonia when I get viruses and my dad has cancer so we want to keep him protected as well.

I wish the government would tell people to keep their kids home who have the means and work from home if they possibly can and are not crucial services. I get nurses/doctors need to work but I’m sure they could sort something out for a limited number of families but no need to expose anyone unnecessarily. Just make it the law that kids actually stay home and stay out of shops and public places.

 

 

Post # 4
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512 posts
Busy bee

Governments have obligations to school staff (including teachers) just as much as they do to children. However, parents can keep kids home, but if teachers stay home they risk losing their jobs/income. Is it really fair to keep schools open and force teachers to work in conditions that may not be safe? I have a friend teaching in Australia who is immunocompromised and is really scared.  

Post # 6
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1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Don’t have kids, but I just want to say – I really do appreciate the Prime Minister’s advice on social distancing with kids at school:

“kEeP tHeM 1.5MeTreS ApArt”

Fucking ok ScoMo. 

Post # 7
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1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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sbl99 :  scomo has no idea, I have no faith in his ability and he seems to just wait for other countries to make decisions and then copy them. It’s tragic. 

Post # 8
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296 posts
Helper bee

United States here but all I can say is we certainly understand the concept of having an idiot in office and my heart goes out to you guys and your schools not even being closed yet. Our schools just got cancelled in the state I live in and I know parents and teachers have experienced a lot of relief from the decision. I think your decision to keep your kiddos home is the right one. I wish you guys all the best.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Brit here and so far our schools and nurseries are still open.

im going to keep sending the kids for a few reasons:

1) they don’t seem to be at risk of catching it / getting very ill

2) hubby has to work from home and that will be harder for him if the kids are running around

3) I’d rather not interrupt their education until I need to. I’ll be ok to do educational stuff with them when we have to, but for now I’d rather a professional teachers them

4) I want to keep as much normality as possible for the kids 

5) we are distancing ourselves from all social contact other than school

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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sugarcloud :  i should have added to it that we have cut social contact with the grandparents. My FiL is over 70 and has asthma. It’s going to be hard to just do video chats with them but we need to keep away 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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sugarcloud :  same. My husband has an autoimmune condition but it shouldn’t be an issue (I hope) keeping fingers crossed and see what happens 

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