Wife had a LONG conversation of opinion and ideas with my daughters ( P4 ) PLK school, class teacher. She opined about us not being really happy with her going back considering what was being planned at the school and the recent cases in Shatin. My wife sees some schools here and abroad ( Germany ) doing a week of one half the class and the next week the other half, so they can get good distancing at least in the class. They would have to be able to accomodate this on the buses also. Why don't we think like that?
Anyhow, long story short, it comes to pass that MANY parents are of the same opinion because ( wait for it ) it's a government decision. Now who would think HKers would not have faith in their government !!! It appears that we may just write a letter, week by week, giving reasons and she can stay at home and continue with home schooling.
To that end the wife calls her friends and it appears that only a small percentage of parents ( 7-9 in a class of 34 ) are indicating their kids will return in our and other schools.
Just putting it out there for parents that might think they HAVE to comply and I realise for F6 and P5 and 6 it's a different scenario, But for the vast majority and in our local schools, exams are not being taken and assessments will only be by the teacher on overall conduct. So, nothing lost by acting on your conscience and as a family waiting until the Aug 31 return date for the new year takes the strain off, or at least part off.
If you have fears and have not already, talk to the school.