We need to separate the issues I feel. 1. Does the science says safe for staff? 2.If yes, What measures is this based on:how many children/space/ social distancing? 3.if SD is a key factor for safety we need a maximum limit per group (Say 6-10 depending on circumstances in the school) and I can’t imagine that being 15. 4. If children can’t SD they need to be in even smaller group 5.Do staff, particularly vulnerable ones need to wear a medical mask? (Assuming evidence says it’s safe for them in the first place) We absolutely should not go for the 15: the Gov are not ‘recommending’ this as safe, they are directing it as it’s more practical in their eyes and means less staff could be needed. It’s also possibly part of the pretend it’s safe: no PPE, no SD for little ones etc, so staff will think it’s safe.