Emergency closures and information
Last updated 11.50am Friday 27 March
What you need to do
Stay at home
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
- Stay two metres (6ft) away from other people
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms. There’s full guidance on staying at home and away from others, including the only reasons why you should leave your home, on the government website:
Information for parents identified as key workers
Following the government’s announcement about keeping schools and nurseries open to the children of people working in critical services and to vulnerable children, we are working to arrange this. All schools in North Somerset are doing their best to stay open ONLY to children in those categories.
If you’re a key worker as defined by the government or your child/ren is in one of the vulnerable groups and your child/ren’s school is closed, we’ll work with other schools and redirect you to a local school in your area that your child, or children, can attend.
A child is classed as vulnerable if they have a EHCP or a social worker.
Our School Admissions team has lists of schools that are open or co-locating.
The latest government advice says that every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. Keeping some schools partly open for the children of key workers is an offer to parents and there’s no requirement to send your child to school if you do not need to.
For vulnerable children, your child’s social worker will work with you to assess the best option for your child.
There’s information and guidance about the closure of educational settings on the government website.go to school closures guidance
Please do everything you can to make sure children aren’t mixing in a way which can spread coronavirus – they should observe the same social distancing advice as adults:go to social distancing advice
For the latest information from your school, please visit their website.