School Closures

Today the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Education announced changes to the operations of educational settings as a result of the pandemic.

The Government is committed to following medical advice at every step as we fight against the virus to save lives.

The judgement call on school closures has moved on, though further work is being undertaken to try and ensure NHS and other key workers can find childcare in order to maintain staffing and resilience where it is keenly required.

I would like to thank all of our headteachers, teachers and support staff for all they are doing. 

Please find attached below the extract from the Prime Minister’s press conference relating to schools.

Please also find attached below the Secretary of State for Education's statement to the House on this matter.


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