Information for parents and carers

The government has announced that due to Coronavirus (Covid-19), schools will close for most children from 20 March 2020.

 

The government has announced that due to Coronavirus (Covid-19), schools will close for most children from 20 March 2020.

The government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible.

  • If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Residential special schools, boarding schools and special settings should continue to care for children wherever possible.

All schools are expected to be open from Monday 23 March to provide childcare or education for the groups identified by the government.

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