You should now only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.
Sending your child to school in the current emergency, unless there is absolutely no safe alternative and because your job is critical front-line work, may cost lives and undermine the life-saving work of the NHS.
Please think first.
From Friday 20 March schools, childcare and other educational settings are closed for everyone except:
We have published guidance for parents and carers:
If parents’ work is critical to the coronavirus response, their children will be prioritised for early years and education provision.
The Government has published a list of critical workers:
This information is summarised for our families in the document below.