Emergency child care of children in response to COVID-19

Our schools have been requested to become emergency childcare centres as part of the response to COVID-19.

It is important that we reduce contact between groups of children and adults and wherever possible have the minimum number of children and staff in any place at one time. However we recognise that for the country to continue to function, healthcare professionals, those identified as key workers and vulnerable groups may need to access childcare.

If you or your partner are identified as key workers, then our schools are offering emergency childcare.

Please support our already stretched and concerned staff by only using these facilities if you are unable to make other arrangements.

For further information about the government guidelines and a list of key workers, please click on the link below.

Government guidelines and Key Workers Guidance

Today a letter has been sent home through the Gateway App, a copy can be accessed by clicking the link below:

Attached to the letter is a form. We are asking all key workers to complete the form. On accessing the emergency arrangement we will be requesting all key workers to provide proof of eligibility.

We realise that this is a challenging time for everyone and appreciate your continued support.