The Department for Education issued guidance on Friday 20th March for schools and colleges on maintaining educational provision during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Schools and educational settings have a key role to play, alongside other partners, in meeting our priority to preserve life, prevent spread of infection and keep critical services going. We are working together with key partners, including the Local Authority, to coordinate our response to the pandemic.
The guidance makes it clear that where children can safely stay at home they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
We will continue to update you with Information for Parents on COVID-19 on this page, as soon it becomes available.