Following the government’s announcement about the lockdown in the UK, I wanted to confirm that Marner is still providing support for Keyworkers and Vulnerable children and families – both physically on site and also through signposting partnerships with the local authority.
The latest guidance from the government states that:
The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government is now (23 March 2020) introducing three new measures.
- Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes
- Closing non-essential shops and community spaces
- Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public
Every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings. These measures are effective immediately. The Government will look again at these measures in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.
If you work in a critical sector outlined in this guidance, or your child has been identified as vulnerable, you can continue to take your children to school.
If we have contacted you regarding a placement at the school under either the Keyworker or the Vulnerable Families initiatives, please email the school as a matter of urgency to check if we are able to offer practical support onsite. All emails should be directed to: email@example.com. Please do not send your child into school without first having received confirmation from us.