This is what Shields Gazette readers think about sending their kids back to school

Shields Gazette readers have had their say on how they feel about sending their kids back to school.

By Gazette Reporter
Thursday, 14th May 2020, 4:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th May 2020, 4:05 pm

Our lockdown survey asked readers 25 questions about how the coronavirus crisis has shaped the lives, opinions and habits of people - and what they’d like to see happen in the coming weeks and months.

One of the questions in the survey focused on children - asking readers whether they would feel comfortable about their kids going back to school in early June.

Today we can reveal how readers in South Tyneside answered.

Readers have been having their say in our Lockdown Survey.

The majority of Gazette readers - 49.5% - said they felt ‘not at all comfortable’ about their kids returning to school in early June, with readers who felt ‘very comfortable’ in the minority (10.5%).

19% said they were ‘slightly comfortable' while 20% felt 'not very comfortable’.

On a national level, almost half - 44.7% - of respondents said they felt “not at all comfortable” with their children returning to school in early June, which is the timeframe the Prime Minister has announced for England.

Around one fifth of respondents - 19.3% - feel “not very comfortable” about the idea, with just 17.4% saying they feel “very comfortable” and 16.9% saying they feel “slightly comfortable”.

Tomorrow we will be publishing more results of what local people had to say in our lockdown survey.