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‘Out in the cold’: schools in NSW and Victoria are not ready to reopen, teachers warn

Staff list raft of concerns from poor ventilation to safe class sizes as schools set to open their doors

Teachers are warning that schools in New South Wales and Victoria are not yet ready to go back, raising concerns over poor ventilation, a lack of air filters, and no guidance on how to safely manage class sizes.

“We have situations where room capacity leaves eight to 10 students out in the cold, literally,” the senior vice-president of the NSW Teachers Federation, Amber Flohm, said.

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