Advice on Coronavirus


16.04.2020 - Please see the Free School Meal Supermarket Vouchers tab for information regarding the voucher scheme starting 20th April.


03.03.2020 - Please see the letter to parents at the bottom of this page


Free School Meal Update

Please use the link below to apply for a grant towards meals during the school closure

Key Workers

The most important message is that if children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.


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.

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 arms 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.


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.

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.

If workers think they fall within the critical categories above they should confirm with their employer that, based on their business continuity arrangements, their specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service.


19.03.2020 Update

Following the announcement yesterday, school will be closed as of 3.15pm on Friday 20th March until further notice.

School will be open to a small number of children as directed by the Government. We are awaiting clarification as to which professions are classed as 'key workers'. We will update you regarding this when we get the information. In the meantime, please can parents who work for the NHS or emergency services contact school as soon as possible.

Thank you for your co-operation during these challenging times. We will continue to update the website with information.

Please see the information regarding home learning on the Home Learning tab of the website. Log in information for online work has also been sent home to each individual child. If you do not have access to the internet, please collect work from school on Friday between 9am and 3pm.


18.03.20 update

Please be reassured that we are following all advice given to school by the Department for Education and Public Health England.

In light of the most up to date Government advice, if your child or any member of your household has 

- a new, continuous cough and/or

- a temperature

you will need to keep your child and any siblings off school for 14 days

Due to staffing levels, the Early Years classes will be closed as of 18th March. Please see further details in the letter below.

Please help us to reduce the risk of infection by encouraging your child to use a tissue and to wash their hands regularly.

Please see the bottom of this page for school letters and for the latest Government advice please go to:




16.03.20 update


13.03.20 update





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Crosslee Primary School

Crosslee Road


Manchester, M9 6TG

0161 795 8493