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Key Workers

Key workers are performing a great service to our society at this very difficult time and of course Braidwood wants to support that work.

Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home must be.

Please, therefore, follow these key principles:

  1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they must be.

  2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.

  3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.

  4. Parents must also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They must observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

  5. Residential special schools, boarding schools and special settings continue to care for children wherever possible.

Are you a Key Worker?

Do you work in one of the following occupations?

  • Health and social care
  • Food chain workers: producing, delivering, selling
  • Key public services, e.g. postal worker
  • Local or national government employee
  • Utility worker: oil, gas, electricity, water and sewerage operations
  • Public safety and national security: Police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilian staff and armed forces personnel, fire and rescue staff, and workers responsible for border security, prisons and probation.
  • Transport: those keeping air, water, road, and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating
If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision please contact me, Karen Saywood on 07341 866152