Key Worker Update

In light of the Prime Minister’s address to the nation last night, I wanted to provide a further update and a plea regarding children coming into the school for the foreseeable future. To clarify, the latest directive from the Government is that for the next 3 weeks at least, people will be allowed to leave home only for the following reasons:

  • shopping for necessities, as infrequently as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, such as running or cycling, alone or with household members
  • medical or care needs, for example to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only if you cannot work from home

Meeting friends, shopping for anything beyond essentials, and gathering in crowds, particularly of any more than two people, are now banned. These directives are severe and we will be doing everything to support this new approach.

To date, schools are still expecting to provide care for children of key workers and those that are vulnerable.

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.

Further considerations to make are:

  • Only send your child in on days when you are actually working
  • Wherever possible keep your child at home in the care of a non-key worker parent/carer

We do not have the capacity to accommodate children of key workers just so that the non-key worker can carry on with their employment.