Hampshire school crossing patrols to temporarily cease following Covid-19 guidance

In response to the Government's announcement to close schools to all but the children of key workers and vulnerable pupils from today, Hampshire County Council is suspending its school crossing patrol service on Monday (23 March 2020) until further notice

Mar 22 2020

Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council, said: “Following the Government's decision to close schools, the school crossing patrol service is being suspended for the foreseeable future. 

“I am particularly aware that a number of our crossing patrol officers are in vulnerable groups, and mindful of Government advice regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in respect of social distancing and self-isolation. It would not be possible to maintain a full service in this respect. 

“We are responding to an unprecedented and challenging situation. The latest advice pertaining to vulnerable groups has been expanded and advises that those who are at increased risk of severe illness from Coronavirus (COVID-19), should be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures to reduce the social interaction between people to help reduce the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This group also includes those who are aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions).” 

For more details on the national guidance, go to the County Council’s Coronavirus web pages: https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/coronavirus