To help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the UK Government has confirmed that all schools will close from Friday 20 March 2020. However, schools and childcare providers are being asked to continue to stay open for vulnerable children and children whose parents are classified as ‘key workers’. This could mean that schools and childcare providers are remaining open for some children living with TSC, depending their circumstances.
A child is considered vulnerable if they cannot be safely cared for in their home. The UK Government’s definition of ‘vulnerable children’ includes disabled children, those with education, health and care (EHC) plans and those who are supported by social care. This may include many children and young people who are living with TSC.
If you are a parent or carer of a vulnerable child or if you are a key worker, we recommend contacting your local authority, who will then redirect you to a school in your area that your child can attend.
The UK Government’s full guidance document can be found here.
Remember: It is important to follow UK Government advice regarding coronavirus on hand washing, self-isolation and social distancing.
If you have any questions about coronavirus and TSC, get in contact with our support line.
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