Information about Covid19:
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Key workers

Emergency education provision for children of key workers and vulnerable children

Schools are making arrangements and working together, to make sure that vulnerable children, and the children of key workers, can continue to access school. In some cases this may not be at your child’s usual school. You will be contacted by your child’s usual school if there are alternative arrangements.

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Schools are working hard to ensure social distancing is in place and children will be in small groups. There may be a limited number of places during the Bank Holidays.  Children of key workers in the health service will be a priority for these two days. 

Please contact schools direct for place availability.  If you are having trouble accessing a school place and your child cannot remain safely at home, please contact your child’s school first. If you are having difficulty in securing a place please email

Please remember, that wherever possible, if your child can remain at home, then that is where they should be. Schools are proud to be supporting our key workers and vulnerable children.

If you require emergency childcare, please visit the Family Information Service who hold records of all registered childcare in Cornwall.

The government has published this list of key workers as follows:

  • Health and social care: Doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, frontline health staff (including volunteers), and those producing and distributing medicines, supplies and protective equipment
  • Education and childcare: Teaching staff, nursery workers, social workers and those in special education
  • Key public services: Those in the justice system, religious staff, charities, workers delivering frontline services, those responsible for the deceased, journalists in public service broadcasting
  • Local and national government: Those essential to the effective delivery of the response to the pandemic, and benefits services
  • Public safety and national security: Police and support staff, MoD civilians, contractors and armed forces personnel critical to the virus response
  • Transport: Those in air, water, road, rail passenger and freight services and anyone in transport systems through which supply chains pass
  • Food and other necessary goods: Those in production, distribution, sale and delivery of food and other necessary goods
  • Utilities, communications and financial: Staff in banks, building societies and financial markets, as well as those in gas, oil and electricity sectors, those in network operations and call centres, 999 and 111 staff, postal services, delivery and waste disposal sector