The committee met this week to discuss the impact of a forced closure and we wanted to share the outcome with you. We will endeavour to remain open whilst Morpeth First School is open as as long as we have the safe level of staff available to look after the children.

However, if the school does close or if the government change their advice and ask providers to close then that directly affects Roundabout and we will also be closed until further notice.

We may need to review staying open if we no longer have enough staff due to illness or self-isolation. If this happens we will advise you ASAP.

Whatever the advice on forced closures, Roundabout will not be open the first week of Easter or May half term as planned. If we are not forced to be closed then we plan to open the 2nd week of the Easter holidays. We will keep you informed.

Lastly, please be assured that we are following the very latest guidelines from the government on hygiene and staff illness and isolation. We are following the same protocols as the school with regards to hand washing and using antibacterial gel regularly.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions. The committee are communicating daily to ensure that we are up-to-date with the latest guidance and to ensure that we are looking after our staff and children’s welfare to the best of our ability.

Please do stay safe during these difficult times.

Best wishes
The Roundabout Committee