I believe that before teaching staff are asked to come back to school, we should demand PPE. Here's why: 1.) If surgeons wear masks to stop their patients from getting infection in operating theatre, they can't be worthless, and many countries now recommend their use. To date, the real argument against recommending them seems to be that the government doesn't have enough. If they did, they'd probably recommend them... 2.) Whilst (most) students may not get seriously ill from this, they can sure spread it around. Teachers (including myself) who are older are more at risk, and need to be protected. 3.) If I'm being told to protect myself from infection when around town by keeping 2 metres distance, not touching surfaces, etc., why does that go out the window once I walk in the school building? Schools aren't imbued with some magical immunity that protects everyone in the building... We shouldn't be content to be the government's "sacrificial lambs" who will get exposed to the virus to help build up herd immunity. We deserve PPE and a safe workplace, and should not even entertain the idea of returning to work until the appropriate PPE is provided, and the appropriate Risk Assessments are made (by someone OBJECTIVE, and not the Government) before we should be returning to work.