COVID – 19 who can send their children to school

20th March 2020 | Uncategorised

As we are all adjusting to the new way of living with the majority of schools and colleges now closed, there are some exceptions for key workers where they can still send their children to school. We thought it would be useful to share the guidelines on who can send still send their children to school: 

The list has been separated into eight categories:

Health and social care
Includes frontline health and social care staff – such as doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, as well as support and specialist staff in the health and social care sector. In addition, those working in supply chains, including producers and distributors of medicines and personal protective equipment, are included.

Education and childcare
Includes nursery, teaching staff and social workers, as the department said these workers are required to deliver their plans.

Key public services
Those required to run the justice system, religious staff, as well as those responsible for managing the deceased and journalists providing public service broadcasting are on the list.

Local and national government
The list “only includes administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services”, including payment of benefits.

Food and other necessary goods
Includes those involved in the production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery of food.

Public safety and national security
Police, support staff, Ministry of Defence civilian staff and armed forces personnel are on the list, along with fire and rescue staff, as well as those responsible for border security, prison and probation staff.

Transport
Includes those who will keep “air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response”.

Utilities, communication and financial services
Staff required to keep oil, gas, electricity, water and sewerage operations running are on the list, along with those in the civil nuclear, chemical and telecommunications sectors. Those in postal services and working to provide essential financial services provision are also included.