The Age published an article on Friday about the impacts of COVID-19 infections in Victorian schools. When a student tests positive to COVID, other students and teachers are being forced back into online learning while they quarantine. In some cases the teacher and some students can return to school, while other students remain home for longer periods.
Parents Victoria executive officer Gail McHardy is quoted in the article. Gail said the Education Department had been clear with the public that once students went back to school, remote learning would not be provided for children whose parents kept them home.
“But the difficulty we have is that now adults are vaccinated, it is the younger generation who are all vulnerable and that’s creating more disruption,” she said.
“At least when we were all in remote learning you knew the routine, even though it was still hard.”