Please find below information to support parents and children during the current outbreak of Coronavirus.
Updated: September 2020
Children should not attend schools if:
In these circumstances parents must follow government advice on Test and Trace, and self isolating. Parents must keep school informed of the results of any testing.
If you are unsure if your child should attend school please contact the school who will offer advice and guidance or signpost you to the relevant service.
Please note where children are not able to attend school as parents are following clinical and/or public health advice, absence will not be penalised.
Please find the most up to date government guidance on the link below:
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
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.
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.
Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors. More information here. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. Guidance for parents can be found here.
Please, therefore, follow these key principles: