neb:frankv: The only thing that really concerns me about the level 3 plan is schools reopening. That seems to me to be a big risk of rapid CT. Every parent and sibling of a year 10 or younger will be in a bubble containing maybe a thousand people.That would be my concern as well, schools for younger children are petri dishes at the best of times. I'd open schools for older groups who can't afford to miss more time, not younger ones who can easily skip a few more weeks. But that's just my peanut-gallery opinion, I assume there's some reason for opening only for younger age groups.
Same thoughts here. The reasoning I heard is that Year 11+ will not honour social distancing very well. (You've seen the car window sticker, Hire a Teen, they Know Everything) With up to Year 10 they can manage the kids better that way, smaller classes. And these classes are the same all year, same kids, same teacher, so same bubble. Also their age means they need supervision legally, and thats helpful for some parents where they can get back to work if the kids are at school.
As I see it, if daily cases are very low and stay very low, the risk for the 4.7 million of us is very low.