PARENTS are asking for children not to be isolated due to the Omicron variant. “CHAOS” in schools.
There are three confirmed UK cases of the new variant. It is expected to spread faster, and scientists are scrambling to find out if it does. “blunts” vaccine effectiveness.
It was discovered in southern Africa by scientists.
The UK Health Security Agency also warned that it was “very likely” further Omicron cases will be discovered in the coming days.
To contain the mutant strain, people with close contact who have tested positive for Omicron will be isolated for ten days.
Ministers claim that plans to limit the strain could result in a repeat of summer’s chaos in schools due to Covid rules.
Numerous children missed weeks of school due to the isolation they needed after being exposed to coronavirus.
Molly Kingsley is a founder and spokesperson for UsForThem, according to The Telegraph “We learnt from summer that forcing healthy children to isolate was an unmitigated disaster.”
Miss Kingsley stated that children should not be exempt from the law. This will make it disastrous for their ability to learn.
She swore that bringing back schoolchildren’s rules would make her mad. “unforgivable” “shameful”.
It is the result of Steve Baker MP, the Covid Recovery Group deputy-chair, warning that isolation rules could cause serious consequences “chaos”The classroom.
Wycombe MP said that the move would be “cause collateral harms like damage to children’s education”.
He demanded that the Government explain what happened when “all of this”Will be stopped.
An union of teachers has demanded that Christmas activities such as concerts, nativities, and end-of-term trips be canceled due to the discovery of a new strain.
To stop the spread of Omicron Covid mutant Omicron Covid, pupils in Year Seven or above were instructed to wear masks to school.
Secondary school students are “strongly advised”According to the Department of Education, they will be wearing face coverings again in corridors and assemblies.
This comes as health chiefs have confirmed that the third Omnicron variant has been found.
After the discovery that the most recent confirmed case had visited the UK prior to leaving, Westminster engaged in extensive contact tracing.
But Health Secretary Sajid Javid dismissed calls for a further lockdown.
The UK Health Security Agency, however, warned that it was “very likely” further Omicron cases will be discovered in the coming days.
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