FRIDAY 20 MARCH 20202 14.45 PM
Around 50 hubs to look after primary age children of key workers in Liverpool will open on Monday 23 March.
It follows the Government’s decision to close schools later today until further notice, as part of the response to coronavirus.
The strategically located school sites are only for primary age pupils whose parents are key workers and have no other safe childcare available to them, and will initially be open from 9am until 4pm.
Parents of primary school children who are eligible are asked to take their child to the nearest site which is convenient for them on Monday, where there will be staff available to receive them.
There will be no provision for secondary school pupils, but secondary schools are identifying vulnerable children and will be proactively contacting those parents directly to see if they need any support.
The city’s five nursery schools - Abercromby Nursery School, Chatham Place Nursery School, East Prescot Road Nursery, Ellergreen Nursery School and Everton Nursery School - are remaining open and will accept children of key workers who have no other available childcare.
Some specials will be open - Palmerston School, Princes Primary School, Hope School, Sandfield Park School, Woolton High School, Redbridge, Milstead, Abbotts Lea and Bank View – and will be in touch with parents regarding their capacity to support children.
Who is eligible?
The list of key workers is:
Social workers, care workers, health and social care staff and those required to maintain the sector
Teachers, specialist education professionals and nursery staff
Staff essential to the operation of the justice system
Staff involved in the management of the deceased
Administrative staff in local government essential to the delivery of the COVID-19 response
Staff delivering essential public services such as payment of benefits
Staff involved in the distribution of food or other key goods
Police and police support staff
Fire and rescue staff and support staff
IT staff necessary to support COVID-19 response
Waste disposal service presumably including refuse collection
In addition, other workers described include:
Armed forces personnel
MoD civilian staff and contractors
National Crime Agency
National security staff
Religions and charity staff
Journalists and broadcasters
Parents working in these sectors may be asked to provide proof from their employer that they are eligible.
Where are the hubs?
FRIDAY 20 MARCH 2020
Designated Care Line for Vulnerable People
Liverpool’s Mayor has issued an unprecedented rallying cry to the city’s residents and businesses in a bid to mobilise a “community army” to tackle the Coronavirus challenge.
The support hotline is 0151 233 3066.
This has been established for anyone to call who feels they need support with a range of basic tasks because they don’t have a support network – friends and family – in place.
The volunteer hotline is 0151 233 3068.
Key tasks identified will be for people to help deliver medication to those in self-isolation, or check in with neighbours. This phone line can also be used to volunteer for Liverpool Foodbanks who require lots of volunteers across the city.
Both hotlines will be manned from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week.
“...we all have a crucial part to play, which first and foremost is to do everything possible to protect ourselves, to protect others, and protect our NHS. We need to take care not to spread the disease and take care of each other.”
For the latest information and advice, Liverpool City Council has also set up an online portal – www.liverpool.gov.uk/coronavirus
It has also established dedicated social media feeds at www.facebook.com/covidliverpool and www.twitter.com/covidliverpool
Councillor Abdul Basit Qadir
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THURSDAY 19 MARCH 14.50
School will close at 3.15 pm tomorrow Friday 20th March due to Coronavirus.
We cannot predict when we will open again watch here for future news.
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