TheDriver wrote: »
It's the manner in which all was changed with a pen stroke is the shameful bit. Dreadful stuff.
January proved you don't just make landmark decisions without consulting and explaining the reasons first.
jimmytwotimes 2013 wrote: »
raind wrote: »
Look at that. Last week, from 6,538 tests after close contact testing undertaken in educational facilities following notification to Departments of Public Health of a confirmed case of Covid-19 who had attended a facility during the infectious time period, less than 2% tested positive. That's less than 1 in 50 of those exposed to an infectious student or teacher.
It truly is starting to look like the safe school mantra is actually true
Also in the 2 weeks to the 30th of MArch, Karen Central Alerting parents of outbreaks in Schools reported cases in 270 schools, in the week from the 19th to the 26th there was contact tracing testing in 257 schools.
raind wrote: »
It truly is starting to look like the safe schools mantra is actually true
Crocodile Booze wrote: »
Sure they are safe. Wanna buy a bridge?
KathleenGrant wrote: »
The special schools opened first (admittedly very shortly before midterm) and units in mainstream schools shortly after. This was because it was recognised the valuable part they play in the lives of those children and their families. Many of those students cannot social distance and the staff are required to be in close proximity and some even provide intimate care.
If the service they provide is that invaluable that they are back first (weeks before some students and months before others) then all staff working in special schools and units should be vaccinated as a priority group.
Knine wrote: »
I agree 100% A bit too late for us though as my daughter brought it home from her special school. Now we are all positive.
TheTorment wrote: »
France orders schools closedhttps://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2021/0331/1207319-france-coronavirus/
History Queen wrote: »
Interesting development. Though I assume they know the Department of Education are unfamiliar with the term "immediately"https://twitter.com/FergalBowers/status/1377632676832800768?s=19
Tiredteach wrote: »
People reporting on Twitter that 16 members of staff in a special needs school in Ireland have tested positive this week.
deiseindublin wrote: »
Sorry to read your post Knine, I hope you and family are not too sick/feeling ok.
Not saying it's ok to get/have it but I think were it here I'd be happier for us all to be in the same boat, at the same time, as trying to isolate from each other would be difficult.
byhookorbycrook wrote: »
Contact tracing is exceptionally hit and miss, in many cases those who would be designated as close contacts anywhere else are not deemed to be so in schools. Like "mass testing" "pods" and "bubbles" it sounds so very reassuring whilst being completely without meaning in schools.
As to "schools are safe" there is quite a lot of anecdotal reporting of HSE officials trying to tie people in knots so that an outbreak/ cases will not be deemed as school linked.
Beasty wrote: »
It really is the only way to manage a pandemic like this. Leave it open to consultation and nothing gets done, with everyone making themselves out to be special cases
It's proven most effective elsewhere. I would imagine one of the major benefits when they talk about "efficiency" is it takes a lot of pressure off the health service in terms of patient care. But not only that, it avoids debate/argument over who fits in which consort and who's turn is it next and indeed arguments like the one surrounding the Beacon fiasco