School Closure message - Dawn Stabb (Head of Devon County Council Education Services)

20 March 2020Latest News

Message from Dawn Stabb – Head of Devon County Council Education Services

It is important to stress that every child who can stay at home absolutely must, and many parents may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.

Please, we must reiterate these key principles to you:

1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them. You will already have been contacted regarding this.
3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

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