Coronavirus: Who are the key workers who can still send their children to school?Herson Abinon
Coronavirus: Who are the key workers who can still send their children to school?
The government says it will release a full list of the jobs included later today, but some roles have already been announced.
NHS staff will be included on the list of key workers
Schools in England will shut on Friday as the government ramps up measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Announcing the closures in parliament yesterday, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said exceptions would be made for the children of key workers and children who are most vulnerable.
“The scientific advice shows that the settings are safe for this small number of children attending,” he said.
“But asking others to stay away will just go towards helping us slow the spread of this virus.”
The government has not yet released a full list of the jobs that will count as key workers.
Anybody who works in those three areas will therefore definitely still be able to send their children to school if they need to and other jobs are likely to be added to the list.