LATEST UPDATE: 14.00pm - 25.03.20
Latest DfE Guidance for schools can be found here
Children that are entitled to be in school if one parent is a key worker and the latest DfE Guidance for schools includes clarification of all jobs within the key worker definition.
The government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend - vulnerable children including those who are supported by social care and those with education, health and care (EHC) plans and children whose parents are key workers and are critical to the COVID-19 response including those who work in health and social care and in other defined key sectors. The government is stressing that every child who can be safely cared for at home should be; asking that the following key principles are followed:
1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.
3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
Department for Education & Health England LATEST UPDATES click HERE
Further Coronavirus Information
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