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School kids could be sent home for coughing in class as schools enforce strict Covid measures

SCHOOL kids could be sent home for coughing in the classroom as schools across the country enforce strict Covid measures.

Kids all over the country will return to school this week after months off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Strict rules are in place in schools to stop the spread of the virus [/caption]

In order to stop the spread of the virus, many schools have taken measures in order to prevent children mixing and most will implement year group bubbles.

Parents have also been warned that their kids could be thrown into detention if they don’t follow the rules, while others could also be suspended.

One school in East Sussex has put in extensive measures in order to help keep kids safe.

Ark Alexandra Academy in Hastings has said playground taunts about the virus are also banned.

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The Daily Mail reported that the school sent out a letter earlier this month outlining the “coronavirus red lines”.

The school’s associate principal, Jerome Scafe said there were “deliberate behaviours that would result in exclusion.

The letter warned: “Deliberate or malicious coughs/sneezes at any point; humorous, inappropriate comments or statements related to the coronavirus; purposeful physical contact with any other person; repeated failure to follow instructions within an appropriate timeframe resulting in the student needing to be removed from lesson.’

Another school in West London also claimed that deliberately coughing on a person would now be classed as an “extremely serious” incident.

Byron Academy in Action said kids who fail to adhere to the rules around social distancing and hygiene would be excluded.

As well as this other schools have set up specific toilets that children can use at break and lunch times.

 

 

This is so that social distancing can be adhered to and so that toilets can be cleaned on a regular basis.

The strict rules come as a poll conducted by The Sun revealed that 98 per cent of readers planned to send their kids back to school this week.

Schools around the country will have different rules in place and it’s important that you are aware of the rules and regulations in place at the school your child attends.

Many schools will still implement a uniform policy – with some asking parents to wash them every day.

Most schools are implementing bubbles and kids will have every lesson in the same class each day – with the teachers moving around the school to teach different bubbles.

The reopening of schools is also set to boost the economy.

Julian Jessop of the Institute for Economic Affairs, said: “If the reopening of schools allows one million working parents to return to the office, and each spends an additional £50 per week, that’s a pre-Christmas boost to the economy of £650million.”

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has hailed the return to classrooms.

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, he said: “It’s something we have to deliver on for our children.

“For every day they are out of school, we don’t get that day back.

“I’ve seen it with my kids, how much they’ve missed school, missed their friends, missed learning.

“Kids need to be back at school.”

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