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Fallacious Quarantine Measures

The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers is not impressed with the way in which quarantine measures are being interpreted and implemented. The union has been informed that, when it comes to quarantine, following the detected contraction of the virus by a student, it is only the students sitting in close proximity to the child, at a 1.5m distance in class, who will be subject to quarantine.

The union finds this to be a very short-sighted measure, especially when considering that the children will be spending breaks in their year bubble, and not necessarily with the children they will have been sitting next to in class, and will thus be mixing and mingling for way more than 15 minutes during break, very often without wearing masks as they would be eating during that time.

For this reason, the union is calling upon the Health Authorities, and the Ministry to re-evaluate the measure, so as to ensure that the possibility of the spread of COVID-19 is more adequately contained.