Our schools are open to those who need emergency childcare as an absolute necessity.

You should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. #StayHomeSaveLives

It has been requested by the government and the DFE that where possible all children should stay at home, therefore if you are a critical worker, you need to consider other options available before requesting school provision.

Home is the safest place for them to be in order to minimise their chance of infection. This will ensure that staff in schools are also protected so that we can continue to provide this service.


'You should only send your child to school if you have to because your work is critical' School's minister @NickGibbUK says even if you’re on the list, please think twice about sending your child in.