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Yes, and what is your question regarding the UK Education Law?
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Right now, the normal law on school attendance has restarted from September. Children of compulsory school age (5-16) must attend school. This includes children in the clinically extremely vulnerable group who were previously shielding, or living with someone who has been shielding.
As per the current govt guidelines, Pupils will not have to attend school if they are required to self-isolate because:
So, in your case, your child is in the group of extremely vulnerable group , because of the health and age of your husband.
So, you might get a note from your local GP or from NHS website for shielding.
If you're at high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) from coronavirus (COVID-19), then you can be advised by NHS to take extra steps to protect yourself . If your husband and other family members is in that category and has been advised to shield , then it further means if your child attends the school, then that person ( your husband) as they are in the same household/group , is in danger.
if anyone in the house is shielding following NHS advice, then you need to speak with the school , as your child is from the household with vulnerable people, it is not safe either for the family member and if your other daughter is having symptoms, then it is not safe for the school and other pupils as well.
Right now there is a lot of confusion going on with ambiguous govt guidelines and little hasty decision in reopening of schools.
Yes you would need to get a note from the GP that you are vulnerable group , and you can speak with your school after getting that note from your GP.
Unfortunately there is no other legal advice that can be added to the one already given.
Hopefully schools and govt would use bit of common sense , in clearing the current confusion and keeping everyone safe from this pandemic.