Keep schools closed until May

Please don’t send students back until we know we have had the priority groups vaccinated such as the elderly, the extremely clinically vulnerable, and those with underlying health conditions.

141,547 Signatures

Status: Open
Opened: 11 Feb 2021, 5:25 p.m.
Last 24 hours signatures : 646
Estimated Final Signatures: 1,133,472

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Recent Documents related to Keep schools closed until May

1. Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy
12/05/2020 - Cabinet Office
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Found: Government™s COVID-19 recovery strategy May 2020 CP 239 OUR PLAN TO REBUILD: The UK Government™s

2. COVID-19 Winter Plan
23/11/2020 - Cabinet Office
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Found: INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT 14 OBJECTIVES 18 2. ROUTE BACK TO NORMALITY 20 VACCINES 20 TREATMENT

3. COVID-19 Winter Plan
23/11/2020 - Cabinet Office
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Found: 5 INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT 8 10 2. ROUTE BACK TO NORMALITY 11 VACCINES 11 TREATMENT

4. PHE and NHS England urge eligible people to get free flu vaccine
25/11/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Home Health and social care Public health Health protection Immunisation

5. guidance
12/01/2021 - Department for Education
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Found: Staff who are clinically extremely vulnerable 35 Staff who are clinically vulnerable 35 Staff who are

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Keep schools closed until May

1. Covid-19: Vaccination Prioritisation
25/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: age-based programme captures many with underlying conditions. None the less, the sub-committee is reviewing - Speech Link
2: those under 65 in the clinically high-risk categories have been given a lower priority for the vaccine, knowing - Speech Link
3: vaccines might be quite different for different groups of people. It is only when we have the final phase - Speech Link
4: Government—namely, extremely vulnerable children, whether they have medical conditions or physical or learning - Speech Link

2. Public Health
06/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: I beg to move,That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 3) and (All Tiers) - Speech Link
2: that we have been able to pick this one up. There may be new mutations in other countries that do not have - Speech Link
3: do not like it one bit, but I will support the Health Secretary tonight. The reason I will do it, and - Speech Link
4: point, because that is a critical question that I know people are rightly asking: if we are going to have - Speech Link
5: interventions. I give notice now that the time limit for Back-Bench speeches will be three minutes from the beginning - Speech Link

3. Covid-19
06/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: I begin my statement, I would like to say that I know the thoughts of the whole House will be with the - Speech Link

4. Vaccine Roll-out
21/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care if he will make a statement on - Speech Link
2: restrictions that we must all follow to save lives, we know that we have a way out, which is our vaccination - Speech Link
3: welcome challenge of delivering the vaccine to priority groups 5 to 9. At the same time, we will have to deliver - Speech Link
4: start the second dose for those who have been vaccinated from the start of January. When we restart with - Speech Link

5. Covid-19 Vaccine Update
04/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: biggest immunisation programme in the history of our health service. More than 10 million people have now received - Speech Link

6. Covid-19: Vaccinations
13/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: hard work from the NHS, our Armed Forces, Public Health England, and every level of local government in - Speech Link
2: everyone in the most vulnerable groups by the middle of next month. These are groups, it is worth reminding - Speech Link
3: we are working at speed to protect staff in our health and social care system. All four UK chief medical - Speech Link
4: that we need to reach many different and diverse groups and, importantly, to be able to target as accurately - Speech Link
5: course, but also volunteers through the NHS Bring Back Staff scheme, such as St John Ambulance personnel - Speech Link
6: been tried and tested in some of the toughest conditions imaginable. I am sure the whole House will join - Speech Link
7: daily data for England showing the total number vaccinated to date. The first daily publication was this - Speech Link
8: we are in lockdown; businesses are shut; schools are closed. Tragically, more than 80,000 people have - Speech Link

7. Covid-19 Vaccines Deployment
11/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: biggest immunisation programme in the history of our health service. More than 10 million people have now received - Speech Link
2: to inform the House that in the UK we have now vaccinated almost nine in 10 over-80s, almost nine in 10 - Speech Link
3: high, so we must all stay vigilant and keep our resolve while we keep expanding our vaccination programme - Speech Link
4: whole world is safe. Our scientific pioneers will keep innovating, so that we can help the whole world - Speech Link
5: media last week. As the video rightly says, ‘MPs don’t agree all the time but, on taking the vaccination - Speech Link
6: now, we must all stand firm and keep following the steps that we know make a big difference until the - Speech Link

8. Covid-19
12/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: House share a common goal. They may have differences of opinion and there may be different perspectives on - Speech Link
2: through nobody’s fault but the virus’s, so could he keep an eye on the postal service to ensure that, if - Speech Link
3: also my friend, in this House, and he raises an extremely important point. I can give him the reassurance - Speech Link
4: those who are off sick? It is crucial that people know when their appointments are so that they do not - Speech Link
5: reassure my hon. and gallant Friend that, while there may on occasions be challenges with the post, we are - Speech Link

9. Education Route Map: Covid-19
25/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: proposal for a national education route map for schools and colleges in response to the covid-19 outbreak - Speech Link
2: proposal for a national education route map for schools and colleges in response to the covid-19 outbreak - Speech Link
3: can at least hear this. Hopefully we can get him back to “open” the debate, after it has already been - Speech Link
4: covid-19, we had things called summer schools. We have not had summer schools for the past year. Does the hon - Speech Link

10. Covid-19 Update
07/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: I begin my Statement, I would like to say that I know the thoughts of the whole House will be with the - Speech Link
2: over 80, it is significant that we have already vaccinated more than 650,000 people in that age group, meaning - Speech Link
3: supporting this vaccine rollout. We have already vaccinated more people in this country than the rest of - Speech Link
4: right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care will open the debate on the full - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Keep schools closed until May
1. Coronavirus: Disease Control
asked by: Jim Shannon
03/02/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to protect clinically (a) vulnerable and (b) extremely vulnerable groups over the coming months.

2. Coronavirus: Vaccination
asked by: Neale Hanvey
22/01/2021
... whether he plans to give vaccination priority to people who live with and care for clinically extremely vulnerable people.

3. Coronavirus: Vaccination
asked by: Jon Trickett
20/01/2021
... if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of including unpaid carers for individuals classed as clinically extremely vulnerable in the top Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation vaccine priority groups.

4. Coronavirus: Vaccination
asked by: Alex Norris
03/02/2021
... considered clinically extremely vulnerable are not categorised as a stand-alone group; what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of people who share a home with people who are clinically extremely vulnerable being considered a higher priority group than the general population; and what plans the Government has to decide which health and social care staff should take priority.

5. Coronavirus: Vaccination
asked by: Mick Whitley
16/02/2021
... what assessment he has made of the potential effect on public health of giving priority vaccinations to the carers and households of clinically extremely vulnerable people.

Latest Questions

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Even as Covid cases are going down, students do not feel safe. Please lower the risk of the cases increasing again after we go back. Many students are scared, fearing that cases may rise again and this can be passed on to parents. This would help prevent the spread of the variants of the virus.


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