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24th March 2020

Last night the Prime Minister Boris Johnson instructed all UK citizens to stay at home, to protect the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic. From today, people can only leave home for one of the four following reasons:  Shopping for groceries or essentials  Any medical need  One form of exercise per day  Travelling to and from work, if it’s absolutely necessary and you cannot work from home That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. 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. It is important to remember the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society. I would like to reiterate my thanks to everybody for their consideration and understanding. We will continue to keep you updated of any further guidance we receive. Kind regards, Mrs. Ward