Quite simply it was a virus that was potent enough to demand interventions which required us to review how we interacted with one another. Bonds were broken to protect ourselves. Closeness, intimacy and social gatherings could have fatal consequences. ‘Safety in numbers’ became ‘risk in numbers’.
It has never been more important to have parents and carers involved in the education of young people. The invisible social contract between home and school always seemed to have a line between ‘home’ and ‘school’: current circumstances have blurred that line.