Give parents a break
There's been so much debate about whether schools should be open or shut.
There seems to be good arguments on both sides really, and I like to be guided by those from the medical field who say they should stay open.
Nonetheless, I find one aspect of the whole thing to be ridiculous. With millions of people now out of work, those that can work from home are actually very, very lucky.
There is no job or industry that won't feel some pain from what we are going through and so there is nothing to say that people in those arrangements are going to continue in those arrangements. Every business will suffer.
How is it, then, that those that are still trying to work full-time from their homes can also be expected to be teachers for their children?
If you are lucky enough to be at home and working, then that is your job for the day. The kids would be on holidays soon enough anyway, so what is the big deal here. It's enough to ask parents to mind them while working, let alone be their teachers.
Perhaps the worry of their education can be deferred, just for a little while. We can worry about that problem a little later. This battle won't be over anytime soon, and it's a battle that will be best fought one day at a time.
Emily Shaw, Wangaratta
Just thought I'd share more story of having to rush back to Australia from the UK. It was a race against time, I was on my way to work when the government urged all Australians to return home. I had 24 hours to pack up my life and get to Heathrow airport.
On my way to the airport Royal Brunei rang me to let me know I would not be able to board because I had come from Europe. Even though I was Australian and trying to return home. It took me five flights and $3600 to get back to Albury. Loads of Aussies were refused boarding to Singapore since they had visited France, Italy and Spain in the previous 14 days. Thankfully I had not.
I didn't even get to say goodbye to my friends, and I had to write my resignation letter at the airport.
I'm now in Albury in quarantine for two weeks.
My family are in Victoria, and now I'm worried about state borders closing.
Jimmy Ladgrove, Albury
We need safety tips
During this pandemic we are all encouraged to care for the elderly and the vulnerable, and rightly so.
I think a set of safety tips, for us all, and particularly for those at risk, ought to be read regularly over television and radio and printed in newspapers.
Joan Taylor, Culcairn
Some wise words
Flipped open an old book this morning. A quote by Goethe. "Talents are best nurtured in solitude; Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world."