Please note. There has been much confusion about this. It is NOT compulsory for key workers' children to attend school. It is not an option for children to dip in and out of. It is an emergency childcare provision, and if students can be left at home safely because there is adequate care, or because they are old and responsible enough, this is what MUST happen. Therefore, schools are 'open' but literally want to support the minimum number of students so that we have to deploy the minimum number of staff and expose the minimum number of people to risk.