The Daily Telegraph is reporting this morning that it has seen government plans to return children to classrooms, that involve parents testing their own kids for coronavirus twice a week. The families of secondary school children will be expected to administer rapid lateral flow tests to the students, throughout term time.
Schools will oversee testing one time, at the beginning of each term. Thereafter, parents will be expected to conduct the testing twice weekly for the remainder of each term. Schools are expected to reopen on the 8th of March, but secondary schools will be staggering the return of pupils.
The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), the largest union representing secondary heads, has previously said pupils should be given home testing kits rather than schools being forced to become “field hospitals”. But The Telegraph has learned that a compromise is set to be reached, with schools agreeing to test pupils on site at the start of term and home testing kits used thereafter.
Geoff Barton, the general secretary of the ASCL, said: “We think that is a good idea. It reinforces the responsibility for families rather than assuming that bits of the state, like schools, will carry out the tests.”
I’m running out of words to describe the tyranny being imposed on us all by this fascistic and totally out of control government. But again, where’s the outrage this morning? Where are the opinion columns, filled with righteous anger, indignation and invective? They don’t exist. There is no dissent whatsoever. The Fourth Estate has collapsed.
I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, are we dreaming this? Is it really happening? Will parents really be forced to test their children twice a week for a virus that is virtually harmless to them? Isn’t this child abuse or at the very least mental torture? I heard this morning that the same secondary school pupils will be required to wear masks in the school corridors. It’s insane and it’s like a juggernaut. There’s no stopping it. Is there?