Parents warned kids’ school uniforms must be washed daily to stop coronavirus – Latest News


Some pupils have been told to leave the stuffy blazers, ties and ‘non-essential items’ at home, especially if they are not easy to wash.

Schools have been permitted to welcome children from reception, Year One, and Year Six from June 1, and some have decided to bring in a relaxed dress code for the eager kiddies.

As some schools begin to welcome back kids in stages, government advice to prevent the spread of coronavirus suggests to wash school uniforms daily in line with guidelines

Some kids may be returning to school

The NHS advises parents to wash children’s uniform

Government guidance has been released in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19

Brit parents are being told to take extra care as schools begin to reopen in stages following an easing of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

The drastic move comes in a bid to stop the spread and protect children and their parents.

According to studies, the killer coronavirus can live on surfaces such as clothing or towels for up to 72 hours – so parents are being urged to wash any clothes their little ones have worn to school daily.

It also pleads with people to not leave laundry in the washing machine, saying “any remaining germs can multiply rapidly” and advises people to wash their hands thoroughly after handling dirty laundry, reports Mirror Online.

The NHS website says: “Clothes should be washed at 60C (140F) or at 40C (104F) with a bleach-based laundry product.”

Northwold School in Clapton has asked parents to send their little ones into school wearing comfortable clothes such as t-shirts, hoodies and tracksuit bottoms.

There are no strict rules in place regarding school uniform, however some schools have changed their dress code to make things easier and safer.

The school told parents : “Government guidance suggests that for infection control that all children come into school with clean clothes where possible.

“We acknowledge that this may be difficult for some families and we suggest that this could be supplemented with non-uniform clothing when needed.”

“As the school reopens to more children, we are now asking that children wear school uniform.

This comes after Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, admitted that plans to reopen primary schools across the country would be ditched, with some children having to wait until September to return to class.


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