List of ‘key workers’ published

It has been announced what professions fall under “key workers” and whose children will still be attending schools following there shutdown after the spread of COVID-19.

The Department for Education published the list of “key workers” on the 19/03/20. They are:

Frontline health and social care staff
Teaching staff, nursery staff and social workers
People working in vital public services such as justice system, death registry workers, journalists in public service broadcasting
Government workers in local or national administrations
Food production and processing workers including sales and delivery staff
Transport workers
Utilities workers
Postal workers, key telecommunications staff and bank workers

The Department for Education said:

“If your work is critical to the Covid-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision.”

If a pupil’s legal guardians are a carer or a single parent, then the child is still allowed to attend school as well.

Source HRreview 20-03-2020