Please find below a message to parents/carers regarding the amended guidance from the DfE in a strategy to reduce COVID19 transmission:

DfE has amended guidance for parents and carers.  This is part of the strategy to reduce COVID19 transmission. 

Significantly, this guidance now states:

“Your child’s school or college will speak to you to identify whether your child needs to attend. You should keep your child at home if you can. They may ask to see simple evidence to check whether you are a critical worker such as your work ID badge or a pay slip.”

The guidance on critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings has also been updated to clarify that parents and carers who are critical workers should keep their children at home if they can.