Schools across Orkney will open tomorrow morning (Thursday 7 January) to provide childcare for the children of key workers and vulnerable children.
Childcare places have been automatically reserved for children whose key worker parents were offered childcare places during country-wide Covid-19 lockdown in 2020.
New applications from parents who haven’t previously applied for key worker childcare, but now require it because alternative arrangements are not available to them, have been assessed.
Most parents who have applied for childcare will have received a response from their child’s school by 5pm this afternoon (wed). If not, parents are advised to check the school website or contact the school first thing tomorrow morning.
Later this week, schools will be contacting parents whose children will be learning from home from Monday 11 January, with information about the plans that are being put in place for this.