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DfE information on vulnerable children & children of critical workers who can attend school

Dfe updated information on vulnerable children and children of critical workers who can attend school

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The Department for Education have shared updated guidance on vulnerable children and children of critical workers who can attend school, as detailed below:

"Schools should remain open to vulnerable children and children of critical workers. Children with at least one parent or carer who is a critical workers can go to school if required. This includes parents who may be working from home. The guidance sets out that parents and carers who are critical workers should keep their children at home if they can.

 Schools should speak to parents and carers to identify who needs to go to school. If it proves necessary, schools can ask for simple evidence that the parent in question is a critical worker, such as their work ID badge or pay slip.

We know that every school will have a different number of children of critical workers who need to attend. It is important that on-site provision is provided for these pupils, and there is no limit to numbers of these pupils who may attend and schools should not limit attendance of these groups. This is because we are reducing overall social contact across the country rather than individually by each institution."

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