School Closures: How to check if your school is closed in the snow today

School street sign covered in snow

Strict snow warnings across the UK today (Picture: Getty)

Schools across the UK were forced to close today after heavy snowfall.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings across the country for snow and ice, while drivers have been warned of treacherous conditions on the roads.

One of the biggest impacts bad weather can have is school closures, leaving parents with last-minute alternative plans to make.

While everyone loved a snow day at school, closures can disrupt work and force changes in childcare schedules.

The easiest way to check for school closures is to search your local authority’s website.

Car drives in the snow at Cray Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons.

Icy conditions have made school operations difficult in many parts of the country. (Image: Phil Rees/Shutterstock)

However, your school’s website and social media may also be able to provide you with up-to-date information.

When will it be decided to close schools?

The decision about When schools close usually depends on the inside temperature as well as how dangerous the location is, since lots of snow and ice can pose a risk of injury.

To view this video, please enable JavaScript and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 videos states: “Schools must follow the same indoor temperature health and safety laws as other workplaces.”

There is currently no legal minimum or maximum, although the lowest recommended temperature (for non-physical work) is 16°C.

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Justin Scacco

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