Guidance for Parents
As part of the national lockdown, colleges, primary (reception onwards) and secondary schools will only remain open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term.
Exams in the summer will not go ahead as planned, but exams and vocational assessments scheduled for January will still take place.
University students should not move back and forward between their permanent home and student home during term time.
Despite the lockdown, there are still ways for parents and carers to access childcare:
- Early Years settings (including nurseries and childminders) remain open
- Vulnerable children and children of critical workers can continue to use registered childcare, childminders and other childcare activities (including wraparound care)
- parents are able to form a childcare bubble with one other household for the purposes of informal childcare, where the child is under 14. This is mainly to enable parents to work, and must not be used to enable social contact between adults
- some households will also be able to benefit from being in a support bubble
- nannies will be able to continue to provide services, including in the home.