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Latest Update - New work packs and Key Worker guidance

Dear Parents / Carers,


Our school can now accept children from families where one of the parents is a key worker, even if the other parent is not.  This is different to the original guidance when we were running the hub in the first phase of school lockdown.


If one of your child's parents is a key worker and you would like him/her to attend school, please contact the school office on 0151 487 7718.


We have a key worker form for the parent's employer to complete to provide evidence of key worker status, which can be collected from school.  Government definitions of 'Key Worker' status can be found at the bottom of this page.


At present, we still have no set date for the return of Year 6 or any other year group in Liverpool.  We will inform you as soon as we know more.


New children's work packs for each year group are now available to collect from the school office today.  It would help if you could phone the office before collecting to ensure we have enough packs ready. 


In the meantime, please go onto your child's class page on the website: (click 'Pupils' then 'Class Pages') and follow the class page on Twitter (@NormanPannellPS) for latest updates and messages from individual teachers.


Yours sincerely,


Rob Simpson




Key Worker definitions -


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 distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.


Education and childcare

This includes:

  • childcare
  • support and teaching staff
  • social workers
  • 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
  • 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 outbreak)
  • 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
  • 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
  • waste disposal sectors