Children are expected to continue to attend school from Monday if they have one parent classified by the government as a key worker. Amid the first nationwide school closure in modern British history, Downing Street has said it wants to keep parents in work who are doing vital jobs – from NHS staff to social workers and delivery drivers – to support crucial sectors that ensure the country continues to function amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A skeleton network of schools and nurseries is set to remain open for the children of key workers. The Department for Education released the details on Thursday evening. Downing Street sources have said the list will apply even if just one parent works in a vital role.