Rejected petition Schools should be excluded from any "circuit breaker" lockdowns and must stay open as normal

Children have already suffered enough from school closures.
Their education must not suffer further and primary and secondary schools must be excluded from any "circuit breaker " lockdowns

Why was this petition rejected?

There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue, or if the Petitions Committee has considered one in the last year.

A similar petition is being considered by the Petitions Committee. It calls for schools to be categorised as critical infrastructure and specifically calls for no further school closures:

Details of the Committee’s previous consideration of this issue can be found here:

We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards

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