Parents worried about Covid forced to home-educate or face fines

Parents are being forced to deregister their children from school and home-educate or else face fines and prosecution for non-attendance after keeping them out of class because of concerns about Covid-19.

Some cases involve clinically vulnerable or extremely vulnerable family members who are worried about a child bringing Covid home. One father in North Yorkshire who suffers from severe asthma told the Guardian: “We are devastated. We’ve not chosen to home-school. We’ve been forced to home-school.”

Read more in The Guardian