Bec Judd urges officials to close schools over a single Covid-19 case

AFL WAG Rebecca Judd visited her platform to call on the Victorian Department of Health to close a kindergarten after a positive case of Covid-19.

On Tuesday, the 38-year-old took to Instagram to share a post from Sky News host Rita Panahi, who posted a message from a concerned mother whose daycare center in Victoria had closed 11 days ago due to a positive case.

The fully vaccinated Bec from Melbourne commented on the post: “It happens again and again. The children are locked up enough. If they test negative, send them back to school. ‘

Give your opinion: AFL WAG Rebecca Judd visited her platform to urge the Victorian Department of Health to close a kindergarten after a positive case of Covid-19

The original message read, “My son’s nursery was closed because of a teacher who was positive 11 days ago. Not a single child is positive, but 100 children and their parents have been imprisoned.

“With the new legislation going into effect today, would it make sense that our children should be released if we test negative? Get some fresh air? Do you see some friends? ‘

“When we and the children checked with DHS over the past few days, they said they couldn’t publish any information about how the new legislation would be implemented – but we still haven’t heard anything! We can’t live like that. ‘

While the majority of children in Victoria are back to school after a 272 day lockdown, the state government website lists that the lockdown may be due to Covid-19 and other factors, including staff shortages, construction work and preparation for bushfires.

Not happy: On Tuesday, the 38-year-old took to Instagram to share a post from Sky News host Rita Panahi, who shared a message from a concerned mother whose kindergarten had closed due to a positive case in Victoria 11 days ago

In a positive case, the Early Childhood Education Centers (ECEC) must inform the Department of Education (DEC), which may recommend preventively closing the service for 48 hours in order to identify and notify primary close contacts.

Regarding the reopening, she adds: “The decision to reopen depends on the service’s ability to continue to meet its regulatory obligations under national law.

“This can mean that many services cannot be reopened for the full 14 days since the last exposure.”

Rebecca and her husband Chris Judd 38 share son Oscar (10), daughter Billie (7) and twins Tom and Darcy (5).

Family: Rebecca and her husband Chris Judd 38, share son Oscar (10), daughter Billie (7) and twins Tom and Darcy (5). Pictured: Bec next to her twins

She recently spoke about the difficulty of teaching at home during the lockdown, telling Now to Love in September, “I currently teach four children at home so every day is a little crazy.”

Bec, co-owner of activewear label Jaggad, said she would focus on her day job in the evenings before dinner and after her kids go to bed, leaving the days free for school.

“It’s pretty hard to get a job done when four kids are home schooled and keeping track of the house.

Melbourne WAG added that while her busy schedule wasn’t “ideal”, she stayed positive because she “won’t work like this forever”.

Optimistic: Melbourne WAG added that while their packed schedule wasn’t “ideal”, it remained positive because “it won’t work like this forever”.

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