Decision to close Schools over Coronavirus

In yesterday’s Coronavirus briefing, the PM announced that from Friday Schools will close to most students until further notice.

Some schools will still remain open though for our most vulnerable children, and those whose parents are ‘key workers such as NHS staff, police and delivery workers.

We know why The Government have taken this decision now and it wouldn’t have been taken lightly but the measures are necessary to help slow down the spread of the Coronavirus. Our education teams are working through what this announcement means for Staffordshire schools so we can give them clear advice.

Exams planned for May and June will also be cancelled with a number of alternative plans being looked into. As soon as we know the new arrangements we will let students know.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our teachers and staff  for their efforts so far and their ongoing work to keep children safe in these unprecedented times.

Once again, our priority remains to look after our most vulnerable residents to keep them safe. And, as I said in my previous posts, if we all pull together and follow the official advice we will get through this.

Remember, all the latest information and advice on Coronavirus is at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

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