At the moment, for us in school, there is no change to the guidance. We will provide care for those children whose parents are critical workers and those who meet the criteria for being in the vulnerable group only. The message is still that it is safer to stay at home and we regret, we cannot accept other students who do not meet this criteria.
We have not yet received any information to start a phased return for additional students in any year group. We expect to receive further guidance from the Department of Education shortly, which will hopefully contain the clarification needed and we will keep you fully informed. This will be critical for when we put together plans for how to put social distancing measures in place, to keep our children, staff and families safe. Please be assured that we will not be re-opening until we are completely prepared.