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Coronavirus: All schools in South Holland, The Deepings and Bourne to close on Friday




Schools in South Holland, The Deepings and Bourne are to close this Friday except to those children whose parents are key workers like NHS staff, police and delivery drivers who "need to be able to go to work" and children who are "most vulnerable".

It's part of a nationwide shutdown in England that starts on Friday evening until further notice.

Bourne Academy , St Paul's Community Primary School in Spalding and The Deepings School have already announced partial shutdowns because of staff shortages.

Schools will close on Friday evening (31901313)
Schools will close on Friday evening (31901313)

Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, told MPs: "Looking after these children will allow schools to serve the country during these difficult times."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on nurseries and private schools to do the same and offered financial support to make this possible.

He added: "By looking after the children of key workers they will be a vital part of the fightback against Coronavirus."

Bourne Academy has already announced a partial shutdown
Bourne Academy has already announced a partial shutdown

He also confirmed exams would not take place in May and June but said the Government would ensure students would get the qualifications they deserved from their academic careers.

Mr Johnson called upon retired healthcare professionals to come back and help the NHS at this difficult time.


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