This is what Yorkshire Evening Post readers think about sending their kids back to school

Yorkshire Evening Post readers have had their say on how they feel about sending their kids back to school.

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 4:45 pm

Our lockdown survey, published on the YEP as well as 150 other titles across the UK last week, asked readers 25 questions about how the coronavirus crisis has shaped the lives, opinions and habits of people in Leeds - and what they’d like to see happen in the coming weeks and months.

One of the questions in the survey focused on children - asking readers whether they would feel comfortable about their kids going back to school in early June.

Today we can reveal how readers in Leeds answered.

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Yorkshire Evening Post readers gave their thoughts on the lockdown.

The majority of Yorkshire Evening Post readers - 39.12 per cent - said they felt not at all comfortable about their kids returning to school in early June, with readers who felt slightly comfortable in the minority - 18.93 per cent.

On a national level, almost half - 44.7 per cent - of respondents said they felt “not at all comfortable” with their children returning to school in early June, which is the timeframe the Prime Minister has announced for England.

Around one fifth of respondents - 19.3 per cent - feel “not very comfortable” about the idea, with just 17.4 per cent saying they feel “very comfortable” and 16.9 per cent saying they feel “slightly comfortable”.

When asked which element of everyday life they were most looking forward to as restrictions ease, “your children going back to school” was presented as one of the options.

The lockdown survey results across JPIMedia.

15.42 per cent of readers in Leeds said that they were looking forward to this.

On a national level, just 16 per cent of respondents said they were looking forward to their kids going back to school. The most popular option was seeing family, which 77.2 per cent of respondents nationally said they were looking forward to.

The everyday activity readers in Leeds are looking forward to most is seeing family with 74 per cent of participants choosing this option.

Tomorrow we will be publishing more results of what local people had to say in our lockdown survey.