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Clevedon Learning Trust

Clevedon Learning Trust

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information 

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Actions needed from parents and carers with children attending a CLT school 

  • Continue to follow and act on all communications from your child’s school.  You can find links to our school websites here.
  • Continue to follow handwashing and other hygiene measures to help prevent/slow the spread of COVID-19. Click here for more information.
  • Follow the government's Stay at Home and Social Distancing advice.

Updates from the CLT 

  • The Clevedon Learning Trust fully endorse the most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19. If children can stay safely at home, they should, in order to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
  • At this current time, all the schools in the CLT will remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. This will need to be reviewed regularly in relation to staffing and safety requirements.
  • 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.  That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible.
  • The government have provided guidance (19 March) relating to Critical Workers. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure that their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.
  • In order to allow your Critical Worker partner to go to work we would encourage non-Critical Workers to go back to your employer and ask for time off to care for your child. If you are self-employed or an employee, the Chancellor is due to announce how you will be able to claim for loss of earnings.
  • Our schools will only be able to provide this service whilst they have sufficient staff to operate safely. Should a school find that they do not have enough staff, due to illness and self-isolation, then they will be forced to close until such a time that they have staff available to safely provide educational provision. Should a school need to close, the Clevedon Learning Trust will work with them to signpost parents to alternative provision. 

Updates from the government

  • All schools closed to the majority of pupils on Friday 20 March 2020.
  • From Monday 23 March 2020 schools will continue to provide care for a limited number of children - children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
  • Vulnerable children include children who are supported by social care, those with safeguarding and welfare needs, including child in need plans, on child protection plans, ‘looked after’ children, young carers, disabled children and those with education, health and care (EHC) plans.
  • Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below.
    • Health and social care
    • Education and childcare
    • Key public services
    • Local and national government
    • Food and other necessary goods
    • Public safety and national security
    • Transport
    • Utilities, communication and financial services
  • Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. 

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