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Re: Friend has had hairdresser to her house. Is mobile hairdressing allowed?

Hi
I’m not entirely sure on this but I have a furloughed member of staff who had re-trained as a barber to make some money on the side so if you think it is allowed and any men or boys need a hair cut Out there pm me.
Replies: 7
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:42 am

Re: What's your school doing re: opening 1 June?

Hi TwoMonkeys Our school which is an old Victorian building but does have a reasonable amount of space and currently classes of 20 has said unless Govt guidelines change they would only have capacity for one more year group beyond reception, yr 1 and 6 so I suspect if that’s the case for our school ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 15
Tue May 26, 2020 8:10 am

Re: Back to school?

You’re right it’s a very balanced and sensible read. I think in London the risks are low due to the low infection rate but can definitely see why other parts of UK have reservations. Also having read through what our school is going to do in terms of following guidelines to keep children safe I’m ve...
Replies: 25
Tue May 26, 2020 7:52 am

Re: can i take my family overseas away from elderly grandparents?

I agree with previous posters that you should do what’s right for you. They will also be judging you from their life experience and I suspect haven’t travelled as much so see it in much more dramatic terms. In fact the States is not that far (although you don’t mention which side!) and it would be v...
Replies: 22
Tue May 26, 2020 7:39 am

Re: Back to school?

Unfortunately financial impact often leads directly to lives too and if we don’t restart society as best we can many more lives will be lost as a result of that than the virus itself. I think the important thing is parents and staff have the choice and everyone can make their own risk assessment.
Replies: 25
Mon May 18, 2020 10:35 am

Re: Back to school?

Completely agree Asmac. Unfortunately I think the Government and media have done such a good job of instilling fear into us to get us to take it seriously that they now need to reverse that somewhat to get people back into work and school. Yes it’s extremely serious but we now need to look at the st...
Replies: 25
Mon May 18, 2020 8:10 am

Re: when will it be ok to book a summer holiday?

Hi I have a holiday booked on 20th July to Europe and definitely not ready to give up on it yet! The issues will be: - will the FCO lift their travel advice as otherwise you’re not insured although if in the EU you’ll still get medical insurance - will the flights run - I think most airlines are hop...
Replies: 9
Mon May 11, 2020 7:24 am

Re: Shared parenting & moving house

Yes pretty sure there are no laws re where you can move when there’s shared parenting especially when you are the main caregiver
Replies: 6
Mon May 04, 2020 8:05 am

Re: Paying cleaners during lockdown

Do think you need to bear in mind that some people simply can’t afford to pay their cleaners anymore. Our income has halved in a matter of weeks and actually I quite enjoyed doing our cleaning while listening to a podcast last night so might have to accept a cleaner is a luxury we can no long afford...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 11
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:10 am

Re: Husband not helping with kids despite working from home

Ha! Think yourself lucky, my husband is behaving exactly the same except I also work full time too but i am having to do all the home schooling, cleaning, cooking, laundry as well as work! As much as people say to not let him get away with it it it’s not worth the energy or upset trying to change hi...
Replies: 13
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:07 am

Re: School fees for next term

Yes but I suspect you might be underestimating the number of parents that have had income drops. Anyway, it would appear the schools agree anyway as they are now all passing on discounts as yes their costs have been reduced from normal....
Replies: 57
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:33 am

Re: School fees for next term

Running mummy I think you might be missing the point that it’s not just the odd person but an enormous amount of people have gone from being comfortably able to afford school fees to seeing their income completely disappear overnight. No-one could have foreseen that and a huge majority at private ca...
Replies: 57
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:56 am

Re: School fees for next term

‘Astounded’ you might be surprised that some people send their children to boarding school because they went themselves and absolutely loved it or because their children really really want to go. A lot of parents I know really don’t want to send their kids but after much pleading from their kids hav...
Replies: 57
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:09 am

Re: School fees for next term

But there are definitely lots of teachers who can be furloughed - essential subjects no but there are plenty of subjects that just can’t be done online and plenty of roles that can be furloughed. Every business is in the same situation and no reason why schools shouldn’t furlough where they can and ...
Replies: 57
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:19 am