Adult social care sector workers have been included in the government’s ‘keyworker list’ essentially allowing their children to stay in school so that they can keep caring for people during the coronavirus epidemic.
The government published an official keyworker list https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
which includes care workers, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social 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 distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.
Meanwhile, Martin Green, chief executive of Care England, welcomed the recognition of social care staff as key workers.
He said: “We are pleased that the government has included social care workers in the key workers scheme, and it’s important that all schools understand this, and allow the children of key workers to attend school.”