BRTUS: Parents United
PO Box 4336,
PRESS RELEASE – IMMEDIATE ACTION
COVID-19 CASES IN SCHOOLS: GAGGING ORDERS
BRTUS: Parents United have been contacted by a concerned parent who received communications from Alton Havant South Downs College explaining that a student has tested positive for COVID-19 and that “going forward, we are not planning to write to you each time there is a new case confirmed”.
Parents, students and school staff have a right to know the level of risk they’re exposing themselves to when they enter the school gates.
Parental and public trust is at an all-time low.
As show here, the lack of transparency from central government, Public Health England and some educational institutions is not only damaging public confidence but a danger to life.
Reacting to the letter from the aforementioned school, one parent told BRTUS: Parents United that “They [school leaders] ask us for their trust in their ability to keep our children safe and then cut off all communications.”
At BRTUS: Parents United we stand in unwavering support of all school staff and we know that many teachers, senior leadership teams and governing bodies across the nation have been working tirelessly to keep our children safe whilst at school. However, the communication from this school, damages public confidence and raises more questions than it answers – parents, students and teachers have the right to know the truth.
BRTUS: Parents United’s fully sourced, interactive COVID-19 case map can be viewed here: https://www.parentsunited.net/reported-covid-19-cases/school-cases-after-12-8-20/
Evidence of communications: https://www.facebook.com/BRTUS.ParentsUnited/photos/pcb.177035450669328/177035434002663
Jennifer Dunstan (on behalf of BRTUS: Parents United)
Address: Unit 49070, PO Box 4336, Manchester, M61 0BW
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