Will Nits Survive Social Distancing?

In the UK school system head lice have been an epidemic since the nit nurse was removed from schools during the 1980s and 1990s.

Parents of school age children now regularly nit comb through their children’s hair.

Will covid19 make lice obsolete? How far can they jump? Social distancing is currently two metres although in school the children will be placed in ‘ bubbles’ of two or three children. Will it be easier to keep lice under control?

*scratches head

The strategy being used to slow transmission of a deadly corona virus may be lacking but the threat to head lice is surely real?

NHS our national health care system advice has some advice about hair lice.

I’ve given myself the eeebbeegeebees writing this .

 

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