Tomorrow will mark exactly 24 weeks since Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson CBE, made the announcement that schools were to close.
That means that the majority of kids haven't been in a classroom setting for six whole months.
But as of this week, pupils will start to return to school with many parents thinking this is the right decision for the government to have made.
Two thirds of people that voted in a LADbible poll thought that it was the correct decision to send children back to education.
We received over 10,000 votes with just over 68 percent of people saying it was the right thing to do and just shy of 32 percent saying that kids shouldn't be going back.
As children prepare to return to school in England this week, do you think it is the correct decision to send them back? #BackToSchool
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In response to the poll, one person wrote: "The Kids have had all but half a year off, we've got to somehow live with this virus still around us and the rest of the colds and viruses around. No excuse really."
Someone else added: "You take an acceptable risk of being hit every time your cross the road, the risk of taking kids back is acceptable in order to maintain their education."
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Another, who was clearly on the fence, wrote: "I'm a bit tied on it. On one hand I'm like the kids need education and to be able to socialise because socialising is good for children. On the other it covid is still out there but I'm gonna say yes for now."
Others were of the opinion that home schooling, or at least not letting students return, was the answer.
One said: "Children are human beings who can contract and spread Covid-19 just as much as elders.
"We've seen enough cases to know that children are not immune to it, hence taking them to school where they would be mingling with many others would put them in a hazardous situation."
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