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‘Duty of care’ my headteacher’s understanding and support

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Picci, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Picci

    Picci Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m type 1, age 51. I work in a school and when I went to work today, my head teacher ordered me to go home for 12 weeks as advised by the government yesterday.
    I was told my school has a ‘duty of care.’
    I was devastated at first, I love my job and thrive on routine. Etc. But I actually feel safer now. I’ll do as much online grocery shopping as possible and will only venture out for other essentials, when I’m less likely to come into contact with people.
    I have a teenager currently preparing for GCSEs, therefore I’m not going to make her stay at home, although it would be much better if she did.
    Stay safe everyone
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  2. SugarBuzz

    SugarBuzz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As we could say in many other similar and related situations:

    Self isolating becomes almost pointless if those people living with you aren't doing the same.

    I am mainly self isolating as I have regular contact with someone that is at even bigger risk than me of becoming very ill and possibly even dying.
    What would be the point in them going to all the trouble of self isolating if I wasn't? I would actually be the one that would end up passing on the 'death breath'?
  3. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Lovely to hear of 'duty'of care. I am still working in both of my jobs, I am in close contact with children too.
    Take care and stay safe :)
  4. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Well done your boss.

    But doesn't it kind of defeat the object of the excersise if your socialising teen is still mixing it up...?

    Wishing you the very best. As it happens, I'm 51 too.. Here's a little literature from a guy in the same age range @therower found, that may ease any concerns.. https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/diary-dad-coronavirus-day-day-3953592
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