Teachers should not be checking student’s temperatures: UNION

St.Vincent and the Grenadines’ Teacher’s Union says that it expects that the government would employ trained health professionals to check the temperatures of students upon arrival at schools.

“Our teachers are not health professionals. That’s not part of teaching. That’s not part of the nature of teaching,” The union’s head, Oswald Robinson said.

He goes on to say “It is a responsibility of the Ministry of Education to ensure that they have trained personnel at the entrance of the school to check temperatures and you must keep records because any event that a teacher or student show up with signs of COVID then you have your record to do your contact tracing.”

Robinson, however, said that some teachers might think they have “a moral obligation” to monitor students’ temperature and that that decision is theirs to make.

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