This sets out what critical childcare and learning provision we expect to be made available to the children of key workers and vulnerable children during closures of school and day care of children services (including early learning and childcare settings (ELC)), to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
Closure of school and day care of children services is an important part of our efforts to protect public health – if we all do the right things now, we will reduce the impact of the virus and save lives.
We have asked local authorities to keep opening of physical settings to the minimum required. If we don’t, we face many more people than would otherwise be the case becoming ill and dying, and we risk our NHS being overwhelmed.
Please contact your local authority for information about the arrangements they are putting in place. Read the contact details for your local authority.