The Government are giving details of what will be happening regarding school closures at 5pm this evening-Wednesday
I have just had confirmation from DfE that any children with an underlying medical condition should be exercising social distancing and therefore not be in school.
The underlying medical conditions are as stated for adults under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (ie anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):
being seriously overweight (a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above) 99th centile for children
No school will be penalised for the impact on school attendance of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Please do not hesistate to contact me if you require any further information.
Senior Health Improvement Practitioner
Public Health and Wellbeing Directorate
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council