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SAST Update on School Closures (20/03/2020)

All schools are closed until further notice but will remain open only for children of critical workers and vulnerable children where they can. This will be the provision of child care and not normal lessons. All our schools and staff will be contributing to supporting this over the coming weeks and months as required.

Many parents working in these critical sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.

This is an offer to parents and carers and there is no requirement for parents and carers to send their children to school if they do not need or wish to do so.

For vulnerable children, your child’s social worker will work with you to assess the best option for your child.

The full list of critical workers is included in the guidance on the Government coronavirus website and in the Guidance for Schools document.

Each school will provide details of its own local arrangements for childcare. Next week in most cases this will be in the normal local school but it will be rationalised into local hubs in other cases. This provision will be under day-to-day review.

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