Coronavirus Update 5th January 2021

Last night, nearly 300 members attended the zoom meeting held by Tower Hamlets & the City NEU. It was was also attended by Rushanara Ali MP who offered her thanks and support to education staff working in the borough and responded to some questions and concerns. We will continue to work closely with both Rushanara and Apsana Begum MP and the local council to ensure that the needs of our members and the communities we serve are met.

Since that meeting, the Government has announced a national lockdown to include the closure of all schools and colleges and a move to remote learning. Early Years Providers, Nursery and special schools are expected to remain open. We will be discussing the situation with members in these settings in the next few days.

There will be many questions and issues arising from this decision which we will address in the coming days. This is a changing situation and we will update advice accordingly and in response to feedback from members.

In the meantime, here are some links to previous advice that members may find useful:

Blended Learning Guidance

Making calls home

Vulnerable & At Risk Members

Domestic Abuse Toolkit

Women, work and childchare

Coronavirus, pregnancy and maternity

Running a zoom meeting

Health & Safety – a brief guide for reps

All our Coronavirus guidance and briefings are available here

Please keep checking the website for updates.

5th January 2021

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