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Last week we brought you the news that ed­u­ca­tion staff in West Dun­bar­ton­shire had high­lighted their con­cerns over a lack of life­sav­ing PPE.

Gov­ern­ment ad­vice says that staff work­ing in nurs­eries and with chil­dren who have ad­di­tional sup­port needs do not need PPE and should just prac­tice so­cial dis­tanc­ing - how­ever that is im­pos­si­ble for work­ers need­ing to carry out per­sonal care.

And on our Face­book page read­ers were quick to ex­press their con­cerns.

Elaine Mcin­tyre said: “A lot of chil­dren who have ad­di­tional needs are also at high risk of coro­n­avirus.

“How can this be a safe en­vi­ron­ment for th­ese chil­dren nev­er­mind the staff car­ing for them?”

Whilst Anne Wil­son said: “How many il­nesses/viruses have went round a school like wild­fire?

“There is a lack of hand wash­ing and gen­eral clean­li­ness who is go­ing to pay for deep clean of class­rooms?

“Some classes have 35 kids in them how can teach­ers deal with this it’s a night­mare for all in­volved.

“I feel so sorry for primary 7s not get­ting their leav­ing disco or say­ing good­bye to friends heart­break­ing all round.”

And Kirsty Louise added: “For our chil­dren’s men­tal health so­cial dis­tanc­ing at school is im­pos­si­ble.

“Un­till all the world lead­ers will sit in a room full of peo­ple my kids won’t be back at school.”

Else­where we told how Dum­bar­ton firm Tur­key Red Me­dia were fil­img funer­als to help griev­ing fam­i­lies locked out due to cur­rent re­stric­tions on num­bers.

This was de­spite Tur­key Red di­rec­tor Craig Jump ad­mit­ting he didn’t feel to­tally com­fort­able with it.

Tina Richard­son com­mented: “This will ben­e­fit fam­i­lies un­be­liev­ably dur­ing a heart­break­ing time.

“When my grandad passed away a lot of my rel­a­tives were in Canada and were un­able to at­tend.

“They were gut­ted. As a fam­ily, we de­cided to film the ser­vice and it gave my dis­tant rel­a­tives un­be­liev­able com­fort.

“It may seem like an odd thing to do, but un­der the cir­cum­stances, it will help fam­i­lies while they are griev­ing and make them feel a part of it.”

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