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Ultimate Freedom Day is forcing the most vulnerable into impossible situations.

How can we #StaySafe?
No testing. No isolating.

How can we judge our risks?
No ONS data, no government data.

How can we even access healthcare?
No masks.

With no masks and no isolating how can forced return to F2F work be viable in these circumstances?
We are choosing between #LivesAndLivelihoods

How can we send our children to school safely?
We are choosing between #educationANDlives

Why is the answer ONLY more vaccines?
Severely immunosuppressed may not have made a response to 4.

Where is the real world evidence this will make a difference?
No other country is offering 5 doses.

What about the other CV / CEV?
Vaccines waning.

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๐ŸงตA letter, signed by Prof Jennifer Harries OBE, has informed parents of Clinically Extremely Vulnerable children that they are not CEV anymore.

Even being identified as needing a vaccine isn't a reason to shield.

NB/ Many (12-15) have still not received a first dose yet. 1/
Seeking to reassure parents
"Recent clinical studies have shown that children & young people are at very low risk of serious illness if they catch the virus. We are pleased to let you know that your child is therefore no longer considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable" 2/
...before the big blow...

"It is important that your child continues to attend their school or other educational settings."

* With a caveat that actually maybe your child is still CEV and "will still have to isolate or reduce their social contact".

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With no

T&T billions supporting in-school contact tracing
Quarantine of those taking PCRs
OR of households with +ves
Updates on Delta symptoms
Reductions in class sizes

How can CV/CEV households keep safe exposed by schools?

Families are in impossible situations.

We don't want to withdraw our kids and deny them formal education. We want our human rights to be conserved #educationANDlives.

#RemoteEd - extended to those isolating denied to those with households at risk.

What choices do we have?
If we take any days off we face fines, prosecutions and social services. Blunt tools aimed at those taking term-time holidays or school refusers.

Last school year, families had to battle for lives.

Even when attendance *wasn't* compulsory our members were receiving threats.
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There is evidence LEA's are planning to withdraw school places from Vulnerable families (again).

Some schools had been supportive.

Others had allowed people to remain On-Roll but not given resources.

Whilst many families were threatened with fines/prosecution/child services.
Education is a HUMAN right.

Life is a HUMAN right.

These are continuing to remain in conflict *for ALL vulnerable CV/CEV families* as we are generating further vaccine escape.

That is *why* CV & CEV will be offered boosters in the Autumn.

Children in exam years will lose their rights to vital qualifications.

This is what will happen if your child stays at home to learn next year:

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Headteachers *can* legally support Clinically Vulnerable and CEV parents by registering children as a "Covid Related Absence" or "Exceptional Circumstances".

At risk parents shouldn't have to choose between their lives and education of kidsโ€ฆ
Please RT
Some heads have supported after seeing the government response (that the decision is theirs)

Unfortunately official DfE guidance still remains that only CEV children are supported & CV/CEV parents (who may be more at risk due to age related risk) aren't.
Hampshire LEA changed rules after threatening a CEV parent at a fines panel meeting. A team of lawyers from the Public Interest Law Centre turned up in support and new guidelines were issued the following day to revoke previous fines to support learning if it"endangers [a] life".
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