Suspend fines for school non-attendance during Covid-19 & allow parental choice

The government must remove the threat of fines and further action and allow parental choice based on individual circumstances. Currently a blanket policy applies regardless of individual family risk levels from Covid-19 (for example to those who are clinically vulnerable or single parent families).

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Status: Open
Opened: 6 Oct 2020, 1:26 p.m.
Last 24 hours signatures : 10
Estimated Final Signatures: 8,717

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4. Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020
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The UK Chief Medical Officers say school return is not risk-free and that parents should “understand the balance of risks to achieve the best course of action for their children.” But current policy does not give parents the right to do this. As well as the risk to children's health, the risk of harm to a child of losing a parent or having a parent incapacitated and unable to care for them is significant. Give parents the right to make decisions that are right for their child’s circumstances.


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