School continues to remain open to provide childcare facilities.
The key advice from the Education Secretary and the Government remains that if a child can stay at home then they must.
Please please please only use school as last resort for emergency care childcare. School is providing essential childcare for children of CRITICAL FRONT LINE KEY WORKERS in the struggle against coronavirus when there is NO OTHER OPTION for them.
If there is another adult in the home, even if they are working but not as a key worker, then the child must stay at home.
We must keep the numbers of children in school as low as possible otherwise we are compromising on safety and risking infection.
Below is a flow chart which some parents may find useful.