Coronavirus: Schools in Hull to remain open across Easter

Schools across Hull will remain open for children who need to attend across Easter during the coronavirus outbreak.

Schools will remain open to children of key workers and for vulnerable children across the two weeks, including the bank holidays, during which schools would normally be closed. Schools will not open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Hull City Council has worked with schools through the Learning Partnership to agree they will remain open.

Free school meals to eligible children will also continue across Easter. Some schools are issuing food vouchers for families to use in local supermarkets, while others will provide meals at school and through a delivery service to children not attending school, but who are eligible for free school meals.

Families can continue to apply for free school meals and applications are being fast tracked.

Councillor Peter Clark, portfolio holder for learning, skills and safeguarding children said: “It is so important that we provide a city-wide approach during these unsettling times and the work of the Learning Partnership is proving vital to support learning and provide access to school for children of key workers and those that are vulnerable.

“I am very grateful to all of the school staff whose commitment enables our most vulnerable children to be supported, and means we can provide an essential service to other key workers.”

Parents, carers and young people can now get advice and support through the How are you feeling?  website, which has a dedicated coronavirus section featuring advice and resources on staying physically and mentally well during the pandemic.

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