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Worried about grandson's school journey

(6 Posts)
Antonia Sun 16-Aug-20 11:10:34

My DGS is due to begin at a central London school in September. It will involve a journey by either tube or train, and someone will need to accompany him. I worry about the possibility of either him or his parent catching the virus. I can't see any other way out of this, as the school doesn't provide transport.

EllanVannin Sun 16-Aug-20 11:20:46

Don't either parent drive ?

DiscoDancer1975 Sun 16-Aug-20 11:21:08

As far as I can see, and what I’ve heard, all the public places are being managed very well, certainly on transport etc. Is it a long journey involving changes of trains, or quite straightforward? Various members of my family have been using trains, and they’re impressed by their professionalism. He’s being accompanied, so try not to worry. He’s probably safer there, than in a family gathering in the back garden. Hope all goes well for him🤗

Callistemon Sun 16-Aug-20 12:21:10

There will be a lot of pupils returning to school soon and many will be travelling by public transport, by themselves.
Masks are compulsory but hands will be touching surfaces. It is a concern and presumably he us old enough to be aware of handwashing and hygiene.

BlueBelle Sun 16-Aug-20 12:48:11

He will be fine wearing of masks is encouraged on transport just tell him to wash his hands when he gets there I really wouldn’t worry

Mine have an hours bus ride each way

dizzyblonde Sun 16-Aug-20 15:33:39

Have a look for Most dangerous school journeys on YouTube, apart from being fascinating it puts our worries into perspective. I’m addicted to it!
Even if they do catch it the risk of it being serious or, God forbid, fatal is very low. Try not to worry and certainly don’t let your grandson see you are concerned or you risk him being scared of this new and exciting chapter in his life.