Omicron: Are facemasks in class a price worth paying? | Red Box

  • Published on Jan 4, 2022
  • After the Christmas break Omicron cases are surging just as kids return to school. But Tory backbenchers are beginning to lose patience as the pandemic once again severely impacts young people’s education. New guidance has been introduced to slow the spread of the virus in school including wearing facemasks in class. Times Red Box reporter Mhari Aurora spoke with Conservative MP and former teacher Jonathan Gullis about his thoughts on the government’s efforts on keeping schools open.
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Comments • 168

  • Wes G
    Wes G 4 months ago +13

    Im still amazed that learning can only take place in a Victorian setting, sat in lines, wearing identical outfits.
    Mind boggles.

    • Dododicksy
      Dododicksy 4 months ago +1

      its painful lol

    • spiicymommi
      spiicymommi 4 months ago +3

      Fr America is supposed to be a free country

  • Sucky wucky
    Sucky wucky 4 months ago +16

    They thought they ate by making kids to wear face masks in class, but not social distance 🥶🥶😍

    • spiicymommi
      spiicymommi 4 months ago +4

      Miss awosamni STILL can't teach

  • Dolly Daisy
    Dolly Daisy 4 months ago +20

    I have two teenagers in school and am bloody fuming about this. They are freezing cold all day, yelled at for not following the one way system, yelled at for sitting with their friends at lunch for too long without a mask. Kids are not and never have been vulnerable, in fact the percentage of vulnerable people is minute. Teachers are not vulnerable unless the average of teachers is 85 these days, if you are going to go to these lengths make sure it is for something worthwhile and deadly to everyone, the virus is not the concern here it is the response to it.

    • Dolly Daisy
      Dolly Daisy 4 months ago

      Intelligent people question and research for themselves they don't just comply. The virus has never been and never will be any great risk to the vast majority of the population.

    • CEWIIH
      CEWIIH 4 months ago

      The virus IS the concern here. Just follow the intelligent people and wear a mask.

    • Sucky wucky
      Sucky wucky 4 months ago +4

      You ate babes, but you still left food on your plate in that pfp😋

    • Mepazode
      Mepazode 4 months ago +3

      Yasss queen slayyy😍😜😉

  • Juliette Lawrence
    Juliette Lawrence 4 months ago +7

    The man ordering them to ('following orders') IS NOT WEARING ONE HIMSELF - Why the helll - Always taught if someone makes you do something, but won't do it themself - BEWARE
    Also, like sheep, these young people take the masks ¡

    • Dododicksy
      Dododicksy 4 months ago +1

      my dood we wear masks so that we reduce the risk of getting covid plus the teacher outside was OUTSIDE, the need for a mask is significantly less when your outside

  • Joes mama(^ω^)
    Joes mama(^ω^) 4 months ago +1

    Barely anyone in my school wears masks even teachers like wtf

  • Sucky wucky
    Sucky wucky 4 months ago +10

    I wonder if the students ever got paid 🥺🥺.

    • OrcaCharts
      OrcaCharts 4 months ago

      @Coarse ⚠️ Same

    • Coarse ⚠️
      Coarse ⚠️ 4 months ago

      @OrcaCharts To be honest I hate it

    • OrcaCharts
      OrcaCharts 4 months ago

      @Coarse ⚠️ disgusting. What do you think of the mask guideline?

    • Coarse ⚠️
      Coarse ⚠️ 4 months ago +1

      the woman just showed up and started filming us

    • Coarse ⚠️
      Coarse ⚠️ 4 months ago +1

      nah we didnt even get to consent

  • myballsitch247
    myballsitch247 4 months ago +1

    I believe face masks are unnecessary and everyone should just cough in each others mouths respectfully

  • stan_sprinkle
    stan_sprinkle 4 months ago +1

    I get regular people calling it “Omni”cron, but you’re a British MP, you should get the pronunciation right.

  • gyru_gore.
    gyru_gore. 4 months ago +8

    some of the comments are getting pissed over the new school rules
    wait until they hear about PE 😳

    • R G
      R G 4 months ago +1

      what about pe

  • G
    G 4 months ago +2

    They have been wrong about this whole thing redic

  • Boab marlee
    Boab marlee 4 months ago +4

    As I read this there have been 48 comments on this video and I can only read 8 🤔🤣🤣
    But this platform censoring people is just conspiracy theory. 🙄

  • FizzyKYT
    FizzyKYT 4 months ago +1

    I’m not even lying the person on the video used to be my history teacher

  • Mepazode
    Mepazode 4 months ago +8

    Everything is simply a shape, a form, an identifier to let other recognise me as me. Then what am I?

  • SomeStevenUniverse
    SomeStevenUniverse 4 months ago +4

    My 5 seconds of screen-time

  • Mortimer Duke
    Mortimer Duke 4 months ago +3

    If it’s not N95, it’s Kabuki theater.

  • Mikwinner Beats
    Mikwinner Beats 4 months ago +1

    Bro my school gives us detentions for not having a mask. Wtf?

  • spiicymommi
    spiicymommi 4 months ago +5

    After all this student ambassador still hasn't been announced??

    • Dododicksy
      Dododicksy 4 months ago +1


    • gyru_gore.
      gyru_gore. 4 months ago +2

      the time the ambassador’s announced there’ll be a new queen of England

    • Thundercat hiro
      Thundercat hiro 4 months ago +1

      Frs 🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️

  • TheAlmightyDish
    TheAlmightyDish 4 months ago +7

    this is my school 💀💀

  • Hermit_vfx
    Hermit_vfx 4 months ago +4

    The ppl in this video look so uncomfortable being filmed

  • Sucky wucky
    Sucky wucky 4 months ago +5

    Why isn’t Mr Clean wearing a face mask 🥺🥺🥺

  • Thundercat hiro
    Thundercat hiro 4 months ago +16

    My 0.3 seconds of screentime at the gate rly slayed tbh 😜😍

  • David Walters
    David Walters 4 months ago +3

    The fundamental question is why they are necessary? Children are not at risk of Omicron and the teachers are triple vaccinated. Whether masks are effective in disease prevention in the real-world is of course debatable but even if they are what is the point?

  • Toomanyshyguys
    Toomanyshyguys 4 months ago +4


  • Sucky wucky
    Sucky wucky 4 months ago +7

    OMG ITS MR CLEAN AT 00:00 😍😍😍

    • Mepazode
      Mepazode 4 months ago +1

      He gave me more shell shock that the war did

  • Kalim
    Kalim 4 months ago +2

    We think of specialists as gods or ranking ppl wit respect wen all they are. Are just humans with alot of reading knowledge. No 1 can guarantee anything

    • OrcaCharts
      OrcaCharts 4 months ago +1

      @Kalim ty you too

    • Kalim
      Kalim 4 months ago +2

      @OrcaCharts peace n love my brother wish u all the best in life

    • OrcaCharts
      OrcaCharts 4 months ago +2

      Exactly, just cuz they're "expert" doesn't mean they know best for all of us. This isn't a technocracy smh

  • spiicymommi
    spiicymommi 4 months ago +6

    Why does Mr kemp walk like he has a football between his legs

    • spiicymommi
      spiicymommi 4 months ago +2

      @Thundercat hiro sorry mommy

    • Thundercat hiro
      Thundercat hiro 4 months ago +2

      Don't slander daddy Kemp

    • no this is not me
      no this is not me 4 months ago +2

      @spiicymommi these teachers’ names get worse n worse

    • Sucky wucky
      Sucky wucky 4 months ago +3

      @no this is not me have u seen mr cameron cole

    • spiicymommi
      spiicymommi 4 months ago +2

      @no this is not me have u seen Mr Woodheads 😳

  • James cohen
    James cohen 4 months ago +42

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    • Thundercat hiro
      Thundercat hiro 4 months ago +1

      Crypto deez nuts

    • Alfredo Pecatoste
      Alfredo Pecatoste 4 months ago

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  • Elmo Watches YOU
    Elmo Watches YOU 4 months ago +1

    Rah this my skl, Steven Universe icy jam 🥶🥵🥶

  • Thundercat hiro
    Thundercat hiro 4 months ago +12

    Why my school of all places to film😭😭😭

  • Donkoro
    Donkoro 4 months ago +1

    yeah but who asked though?

  • Kikash martin
    Kikash martin 4 months ago

    This is a joke, omicron is not a killer

  • jlo
    jlo 4 months ago

    i don't mind the fact that we now have to wear masks in class - of course, it's a safety measure, but i've already gotten a cold and light spots on my face from wearing it so much, and i rarely even wear it in class. an easier option would be to just... separate tables and chairs and make people sit further away. it's not fair to have to wear a mask 6-7 hours a day.

  • Hyper galaxy gamer
    Hyper galaxy gamer 4 months ago +6


  • mysterious wiz
    mysterious wiz 4 months ago +2

    I can hear face mask this face mask that but I can't hear no soddin drum n bass

  • Kalim
    Kalim 4 months ago +1

    This person is right in saying we need schools open but we need safty aswell. N isint it funny how alot of ppl just b4 or in Christmas had covid-19 as the done test but straight after weren't. Its amazing how alot of ppl are the same situation

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    d t 4 months ago


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    Dug Arran 4 months ago


  • Thundercat hiro
    Thundercat hiro 4 months ago +10

    U guys in the comments are ridiculous watch the school make an assembly 😭😭😭

  • Kevin Thornley
    Kevin Thornley 4 months ago


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    Terminus Est 4 months ago


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    adam bowman 4 months ago


  • spiicymommi
    spiicymommi 4 months ago +3

    But in all seriousness, we need to talk about dreamgender rights. I'm tired of people constantly shaming and degrading dreamgenders. I'm a PROUD dreamsexual and I am not afraid to flaunt it. DREAM IS MY BIAS 💜💜💜 I connect with dream on a spiritual level. My relationship with him is deeper than the usual fan/creator relationship. I idolise dream. He's my super idol. My pronouns are dream/dreamer sap/nap btw

    • OrcaCharts
      OrcaCharts 4 months ago

      @Mikwinner Beats it's a joke

    • spiicymommi
      spiicymommi 4 months ago +2

      @Mikwinner Beats if I drop a baby head first off the shard will it bounce??

    • Mikwinner Beats
      Mikwinner Beats 4 months ago +2

      I swear to god if this isn’t satire I will aggressively dropkick a small child

    • spiicymommi
      spiicymommi 4 months ago +3

      Thanks bae!! 🥰🥰🤩🤩😍😍😙😙😜

    • Sucky wucky
      Sucky wucky 4 months ago +3

      GO OFF QUEEN 😍😍😜😜😜

  • Thundercat hiro
    Thundercat hiro 4 months ago +4

    UK gov has time to make this video but not time to bring on another lockdown. Priorities moving mad tbh

  • One Eleven
    One Eleven 4 months ago

    If i had kids I wouldn’t be sending them to school if they were forced to wear masks…

    • shirley
      shirley 4 months ago +1

      this is why you dont have kids babes xx

  • Thundercat hiro
    Thundercat hiro 4 months ago +2

    Stream doughnut by twice

  • Henry Northwood
    Henry Northwood 4 months ago +5

    It’s a complete disgrace! Not only does it have minimal effect, the kids are freezing to death with all the windows open! Shame on you DOE/Unions and Government! Kids need to resist this as it’s Not a Law!!

    • Thundercat hiro
      Thundercat hiro 4 months ago +2

      Litch go off queen

    • kehinde
      kehinde 4 months ago +2

      come on lads🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🔥🔥