DFE Coronavirus Guidance
Latest Advice for parents/guardians
As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The government has stated that parents should keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.
The fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread to your homes and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.
The information below is from the DFE guidance for schools on maintaining education provision:
1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable, or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.
3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
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— Department for Education (@educationgovuk) March 22, 2020
The Government definition of Key workers can be found in the link above.
What action are we taking at CCCS?
We have put up notices reminding staff and students to continue to manage their personal hygiene and we are currently maintaining supplies of liquid soap in bathroom areas and hand sanitiser products in key environments.
For up to date information about the Coronavirus please refer to the central government information sources: