Schools, colleges and registered childcare providers have been asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children:
- who are vulnerable
- whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home
Vulnerable children include those:
- supported by social care
- with safeguarding and welfare needs, including child in need plans, on child protection plans
- who are looked after
- who are young carers
- who are disabled
- who have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans
Schools who also want to support other children facing social difficulties will be supported to do so.
Read the government's guidance and a list of parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response.
Read our information for families