Key Worker update
From Monday 23rd March, 2020 the school will be closed and children are expected to continue their education at home, completing their daily home learning. However, there is an exception in place for key workers’ children - although if possible, these children should also remain at home.
The government has now provided a more comprehensive list of roles that are deemed to be critical during this delay phase of the fight against coronavirus:
Health and social care - doctor, nurse, midwife, paramedic, social worker, care worker, other frontline health and social care staff (paid or volunteer), producer or distributor of medicine or personal protective equipment
Education and childcare - teaching or nursery staff, social worker, and specialist education professional who needs to continuing working during COVID-19 crisis
Key public services - staff in the justice system, religious staff, worker delivering key frontline services, responsible for management of the deceased, or a journalist or broadcaster providing public service broadcasting
Local and national government - staff responsible for delivering essential public services (e.g. delivering benefits)
Food production and delivery - staff involved in production, processing, delivery and sale of food and other key goods (e.g. hygienic and veterinary medicines)
National security - police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilian, contractor, and armed forces personnel, fire rescue service employees (and support staff), National Crime Agency staff, border security staff, prison and probation staff
Transport - staff working to keep air, water, road, and rail transport running during the crisis (both freight and passenger)
Financial services - essential staff in financial services (including banks, building societies, and financial market infrastructure)
Communication - staff working network operations, field engineering, call centres, IT and data infrastructure, or 999 and 111
Utilities - staff in the oil, gas, electricity, and water sectors (including sewerage worker), civil nuclear and chemicals, waste disposal, postal service, or payment providers
You can find this full list of roles on the GOV.UK website.
If you fall into one on these categories, and are unable to keep your child at home, please contact the school office for further information.
Mr Troy Sharpe