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The government has asked that ‘parents keep their children at home wherever possible and schools are to remain open for those who absolutely need to attend’. Schools are being asked to remain open to provide care (not education) for a limited number of children.

Many parents who are Key Workers may have been already asked to work from home and their children should remain at home with them. The offer of school to provide childcare is to those people who are Key Workers and are still being asked to physically go into their work place.

The government asks that you follow these principles when requesting your childcare place:

  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 ( see attached list), then educational provision will be available to 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

*Children with EHCPs – school will contact you if your child falls into this category

**Children social workers- school will contact you if your child falls into this category

If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors detailed here and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your child will be prioritised for care at school.

We cannot emphasise enough the need to keep the numbers as low as possible in school to help contain the spread of the virus. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Children who qualify for Free School Meals – benefits related (not Universal Free School Meals in Reception, Year 1 or year 2) we are trying to organise a voucher scheme for you if your child is not coming into school and we will be in touch with you soon.

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