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KEY WORKERS - GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES

20 Mar 2020

 

KEY WORKERS

 

GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES

 

The Government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, but has asked certain schools to remain open for those children who absolutely need to attend.

 

Schools are being asked to continue to provide care for children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.

 

The Department for Education has now released information about the roles that are considered critical to the COVID-19 response, and the process the key worker should follow to ensure their child can continue in education during this period.

 

The key worker roles include those working in Passenger Transport by Road

Therefore anyone working in the PSV sector will qualify as a key worker and can continue to send their children to school if necessary.

 

The process to follow has also been set out in the guidance.

 

The key worker should first determine from their employer that their role is critical for the employer to continue providing the service.

 

If the normal school is closed, the employee should contact their local authority to find out which school in the area they should attend.

 

The Government has also confirmed that only one parent needs to be classed as a key worker for this guidance to apply.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision