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Critical Worker Update (Sunday 10th Jan)

Dear Parents and Carers,

When I last wrote to you on Thursday, schools were still waiting for guidance from the government following the Prime Minister’s announcement to close schools to most pupils from Tuesday 5th January. Further guidance did arrive late on Thursday afternoon, and then again at 5.30pm on Friday.

In the most recent update, found here, the government has added the following sentence, ‘Children with at least one parent or carer who is a critical worker can go to school or college if required, but parents and carers should keep their children at home if they can.’

Having spoken to several parents about critical worker provision last week, I am I no doubt that parents are taking this matter seriously and trying to support us in keeping numbers low in school – this is hugely appreciated. However, in the light of the latest guidance and the data we have all seen over the weekend about Covid-19 cases across the country, please review any days you have booked in school next week and only send your child if he \ she cannot access their learning safely from home.

If you do send your child to school next week, please be assured that we understand this is necessary and we are very happy to support you at this incredibly challenging time for our country. It is my hope that reported cases will fall over the next week or so and that we will no longer have to ask critical workers to be so cautious about sending their children to school. 

Many thanks for your ongoing support – over the course of last week, many parents offered encouraging words that were greatly appreciated by everyone at Crossdale.

Kind regards,

Peter Cresswell


NB Please read Thursday's blog if you missed it: PROOF OF CRITICAL WORKER STATUS