MESSAGE FROM EAST RIDING COUNCIL
Following the Government’s announcement, East Riding of Yorkshire Council would like to reiterate that schools, colleges and childcare providers will be closed for the vast majority of children until further notice.
MANY PARENTS WORKING IN CRITICAL SECTION MAY STILL BE ABLE TO ENSURE THEIR CHILD IS KEPT AT HOME. EVERY CHILD WHO CAN SAFELY BE CARED FOR AT HOME, SHOULD BE.
Further information is available at:
We may be able to offer school places for children of critical workers.
We are limited on the number of places available (30 to 40) due to the government guidelines on maintaining social distancing, and can only offer places based on the following principles:
1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision may 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 should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.