Majority of Irish parents fear children will contract COVID-19 at school – Extra.ie

The majority of Irish parents fear that their child with contract COVID-19 upon returning to school.

A resounding 65% of all parents have expressed concern over their children picking up the virus once schools reopen at the end of the month.

Despite their fears, three in four parents are vehemently against returning to homeschooling once the pandemic subsides, a throwback to the initial months after the lockdown was originally called.

The majority of Irish parents fear that their child with contract COVID-19 upon returning to school. Pic: Getty Images

According to data compiled by RollerCoaster.ie — Ireland’s leading website for the ups and downs of pregnancy, parenting and family life — around 40% of Irish parents agree that students of all ages should be required to wear face coverings.

Another 22% of parents believe that mandatory masks should only be applicable to secondary schools while 17% said that

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