Letter from Cumbria County Council Regarding Childcare (19.3.20)

Dear Parents/Carers,

(Please note that this letter was written prior to the Government announcement yesterday).

We are planning for the possibility that schools will close. If NHS and social care employees cannot
attend work because of childcare responsibilities this will create a major problem for health and care
services that will directly affect their ability to care for seriously ill people.

It is possible that if schools close, some schools may be required to remain open to provide childcare for
school age children whose parents work in health or social care and cannot make alternative childcare
arrangements.

To help us prepare for this possibility we are asking families in these circumstances to complete this form
with their contact details.

NONE OF THIS IS CERTAIN AND WE AWAIT GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE, BUT WE WANT TO BE
PREPARED IN CASE WE GET TO THIS POINT.

The information we are collecting will be deleted if it is not required.

Complete the online form here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BMQHDGY

If you cannot complete the form online speak to your child’s school.

Dan Barton
Assistant Director for Education and Skills
Cumbria County Council

Cumbria County Council Childcare Letter 19.3.20 (pdf)

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