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Coronavirus - schools/colleges information

Emergency childcare settings in schools continue to remain open to provide childcare to critical workers.

A 'critical worker' is someone whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response or works in one of the critical sectors listed below:

Health and social care - this includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK's health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare - this includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

Key public services - this includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

Local and national government - this only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arm's length bodies.

Food and other necessary goods - this includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).

Public safety and national security - this includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.

Transport - this includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass. DVLA critical workers.

Utilities, communication and financial services - this includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.

To access this provision a parents/carer  needs to be a critical worker as listed above. You will need to show you are a critical worker by providing a letter from your employer.

Staff and pupils at the schools must follow the Welsh Government's latest advice in relation to social distancing. These emergency childcare settings in schools are open for children on weekdays between 8.00am and 5.00pm and open over the weekend on request.

The age provided for will be 3-14 and breakfast, lunch and snacks will be initially provided free of charge for those that need them.

The emergency childcare settings cater for pupils from the local community that might not necessarily be on the school roll as long as they meet the critical worker criteria.

Please remember only children of critical workers and our most vulnerable pupils can access this childcare and then only as a last resort. The best place for all of us to be is at home if at all possible.

Children of critical workers who were eligible to attend school after Easter because they have reached the age of three will be accepted, but the advice remains that if at all possible the best place for children is in their own homes.

Free school meals / weekly food parcels

Pupils entitled to free school meals are now receiving weekly food parcels containing produce for lunchtime meals.

Each bag contains supplies for five lunchtime meals include items such as bread, sandwich fillings such as tuna, ham and cheese, fresh fruit and yoghurts. These parcels will be reviewed regularly.

These can be delivered or collected on Mondays from each pupil's nearest school/emergency childcare setting.

Cluster 

Setting

Status 

Birchgrove 

Birchgrove Comprehensive 

Open 

Birchgrove 

Clydach Primary 

Open 

Bishop Gore 

Bishop Gore 

Open 

Bishop Gore 

Blaenymaes Primary 

Open 

Bishop Gore 

Portmead Primary 

Open as required

Bishop Gore 

Whitestone Primary 

Open 

Bishop Vaughan 

Bishop Vaughan Comprehensive 

Open 

Bishop Vaughan 

St David's R C Primary 

Open as required 

Bishop Vaughan 

St Illtyd's R C Primary 

Open 

Bishopston 

Bishopston Comprehensive 

Open 

Bishopston 

Bishopston Primary 

Open as required 

Cefn Hengoed 

Cefn Hengoed 

Open 

Cefn Hengoed 

Cwm Glâs Primary 

Open 

Cefn Hengoed 

Danygraig Primary 

Open as required 

Cefn Hengoed 

Pentrechwyth Primary 

Open as required 

Cefn Hengoed 

St. Thomas Primary 

Open 

Cefn Hengoed 

Talycopa Primary 

Open 

Cefn Hengoed 

Trallwn Primary 

Open 

Dylan Thomas

Townhill Community Primary 

Open 

Gowerton 

Gowerton Comprehensive 

Open 

Gowerton 

Llanrhidian Primary 

Open 

Gowerton 

Pen-y-Fro Primary 

Open 

Gowerton 

Gowerton Primary 

Open 

Gowerton 

Waunarlwydd Primary 

Open 

Morriston 

Morriston Comprehensive 

Open 

Morriston 

Clase Primary 

Open 

Morriston 

Cwmrhydyceirw Primary 

Open 

Morriston 

Glyncollen Primary 

Open 

Morriston 

Morriston Primary 

Open 

Morriston 

Pentre'r Graig Primary 

Open

Morriston 

Ynystawe Primary 

Open 

Olchfa 

Olchfa 

Open 

Olchfa 

Cila Primary 

Open as required 

Olchfa 

Dunvant Primary 

Open 

Olchfa 

Parkland Primary 

Open 

Olchfa 

Sketty Primary 

Open 

Pentrehafod 

Pentrehafod Comprehensive 

Open 

Pentrehafod 

Brynhyfryd Primary 

Open 

Pentrehafod 

Burlais Primary 

Open 

Pentrehafod 

Clwyd Primary 

Open 

Pentrehafod

Hafod Primary

Open

Penyrheol 

Penyrheol Comprehensive 

Open 

Penyrheol 

Casllwchwr Primary 

Open 

Penyrheol 

Gorseinon Primary 

Open 

Penyrheol 

Penyrheol Primary 

Open 

Penyrheol 

Pontybrenin Primary 

Open 

Penyrheol 

Tre Uchaf Primary 

Open 

Pontarddulais 

Pontarddulais Comprehensive 

Open 

Bryntawe 

Y G Bryntawe 

Open 

Bryntawe 

YGG Gellionnen 

Open 

Bryntawe 

YGG Lon-Las 

Open 

Bryntawe 

YGG Tan-Y-Lan 

Open 

Bryntawe 

YGG Tirdeunaw 

Open 

Bryntawe 

YG Y Cwm 

Open 

Gwyr 

Y G Gwyr 

Open 

Gwyr 

YGG Bryniago 

Open 

Gwyr 

YGG Llwynderw 

Open 

Gwyr 

YGG Pontybrenin 

Open 

Gwyr 

YGG Y Login Fach 

Open 

Special 

Ysgol Crug Glas 

Open as required 

Special 

Ysgol Penybryn 

Open as required 

PRU 

Arfryn 

Open as required 

PRU 

Brondeg 

Open as required 

PRU 

Stepahead 

Open as required 

 

 

Emergency Childcare: Weekends

Schools that are open have contacted parents directly to inform them of the arrangements.


We will continue to take guidance from the Government and will base our information on their advice.

You can find the latest information and advice on coronavirus and the latest guidance for educational settings on the GOV.UK website.

Information for colleges can be found using the following links:

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