The message from the Secretary of State for Education, is that schools and colleges are NOW the last resort, open only for emergency provision for key workers when there is no alternative option, and that parents should keep their children at home if at all possible.
Gavin Williamson and the Prime Minister have stated:
”From today, schools will be closed except for children of critical workers and the most vulnerable.
We must ensure NHS staff are able to access school places. Don’t take a place you don’t need.
You should only send your child to school Today and any day this week 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.
Be responsible. Keep your kids at home.”