There has been much confusion on social media regarding whether schools are open and to whom.
Tomorrow Monkwood Primary is closed.
You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response.
The school is only open as an emergency provision for key workers where there is no alternative option other than for them to send their child to school. Parents should keep their children at home. Key worker parents should ensure where possible that students are left at home safely because there is adequate care or they are old and responsible enough to look after themselves. Only when this is not possible should a key worker parent send their child to school.
By closing schools we are slowing down the spread of transmission. Monkwood is open but we must ensure we support the minimum number of students possible and deploy the minimum number of staff. This way we can reduce the risk to everyone.