Question: I have two children who aren’t old enough to be vaccinated against Covid-19. I don’t want to send them back to school when it opens. As there have been high case numbers, I would rather wait until the new year when I know that all the teachers will be fully vaccinated and younger children may be eligible for the vaccine. I also feel uncomfortable with them catching public transport to get to school because of the risk they may be exposed to the virus. The children’s mother and I aren’t together. We usually co-parent fine but she doesn’t agree that the children should stay home and wants them to go back now. What can I do?

Answer: The announcement that children could return to classes has been met with a reaction of relief and delight for some parents but many parents have experienced the same hesitancy as you.

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