In light of the current Omicron wave, should you let your kids go to school?
With the start of the school year just around the corner, that's the question parents are asking themselves and there are mixed feelings from those in the region.
Mother of two Anne Smith doesn't mind letting her kids Oliver and Abigail return to face to face learning at Burrawang Public School.
"They're aged five and seven and are both vaccinated, so I'm happy for them to be going back to school," Mrs Smith said.
"I would rather them be at school with their friends than be at home."
However, she does have one concern.
"My worry is them going to school, but then being told to go back to home learning again, like it has been for the past couple of years," she said.
"My husband works full time and I work four days a week, so I don't want the additional pressure of having the kids at home.
"It's difficult to still be able to deliver home schooling for two young children who can't even read yet.
"Whatever they do, they will need assistance, so that's one of the biggest challenges."
During the previous lockdown, Mrs Smith and her husband had to tag team a lot and share the load.
"Eventually, I had to reduce my hours at work," she said.
"I would try to get the majority of their schooling activities done by around 10am and then I would start working online."
The school year begins on January 27.
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