The government have released the following advice regarding key workers: CLICK HERE
One change from yesterday is that only one parent needs to be a key worker, however, every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.
The government have stated that:
As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
And the most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
That is why 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.
It is important to underline that schools, colleges and other educational establishments remain safe places for children. But the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.
Schools are, therefore, being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children – children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
Astrea letter regarding key workers and initial form: Key worker letter – Updated 20 March
Please inform school by 3pm today (20th March) if you fall into the category of a key worker. Forms are at school to complete.