As the majority of schools are closed due to COVID-19, many teachers and university staff are struggling with the closures.

One of the main concerns regarding education is that different establishments have been taking different approaches to the closures.

“I think some children will be emotionally affected by the experience”


Some schools are remaining open, while others have resorted to online teaching and some have halted their teaching altogether.

Schoolchild wearing a mask. (Image: Buzzfeed)

Lisa Betts, an infant school teacher from Felixstowe, said “We just have to be flexible and adapt to whatever comes each day.”

Lisa Betts, school teacher, speaks about how her school are coping with their closure.

Children of key workers and vulnerable people are still being allowed to attend some schools, although attendance is very low.

“We’ve had less than 10 children out of 450 each day” says Maeve Dolan, a support staff member from Maidenhead.

“I think some children will be emotionally affected by the experience, but academically I’m not worried. They’re being provided with the resources to learn.”

The majority of university  students are now self-isolating at home, while primary, junior and secondary school students are being home schooled by their parents or carers.

Government advice states:

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family.