Eaton Bank Academy

Emergency Childcare for Key Workers 22/3/2020



If you wish to send your child to school, please email Mrs Davies Please do not send your child to school unless you have received an email confirming your place. Following the advice of the Government we are keeping staff numbers to an absolute minimum and will therefore not be able to accommodate additional students.

School is open for emergency childcare only – when absolutely no other alternative is possible to prevent the spread of the virus. Older siblings can look after younger siblings.

Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. Please note that the school will not be able to provide a teaching timetable. However, the school will be open 8.45am to 3pm and staff will be available to supervise students’ self-study. Students do not have to wear school uniform.

The Government has provided clarification regarding the list of Key Workers.

The list is as follows:

Health and social care
Frontline health and social care staff such as doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, as well as support and specialist staff in the health and social care sector. In addition it includes those working in supply chains including producers and distributors of medicines and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare
Nursery, teaching staff and social workers.

Key public services
Those required to run the justice system, religious staff, as well as those responsible for managing the deceased, and journalists providing public service broadcasting.

Local and national government
Administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the Covid-19 response or delivering essential public services, including payment of benefits.

Food and other necessary goods
Those involved in the production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery of food.

Public safety and national security
Police, support staff, Ministry of Defence civilian staff and armed forces personnel, fire and rescue staff, and those responsible for border security, prisons and probation.

Those who will keep air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the Covid-19 response.

Utilities, communication and financial services
Staff required to keep oil, gas, electricity, water and sewerage operations running. Staff in the civil nuclear, chemical and telecommunications sectors. Those in postal services and those working to provide essential financial services.