Circular: 10/2020

07 July 2020

Re: Exemption from Public School Attendance

Dear Parents/Guardians   

The school previously communicated with you regarding Exemption of School Attendance in Circular: (Covid 19) 02/20 – Grade 7 and Circular (Covid 19) 05/20 – Grade 6, 3, 2, 1 & R. Annexures A, B and C were attached to these circulars. We thank all parents who completed the relevant documentation and returned it to school.

Unfortunately, on 03 July 2020 the Department of Education retracted these Annexures which were included in WCED Guideline I: Managing learners with comorbidities.

It has been replaced with 3 Options which allow for absence from Public Schools. These three Options include NEW School Exemption Application forms for parents to complete.

These forms are explained in the attached letter from the WCED Head of Department (Annexure D).


  • Parents must complete the NEW Annexures and ensure that it is submitted to school via the following email address:
  • The school must receive all Applications for Exemption by Monday, 13 July 2020.
  • Those parents who previously submitted medical certificates with their Annexure B application must complete the new Annexure B (1) form, but do not have to resubmit the medical certificate, as the one on file will be used.
  • The school will submit all Applications for Exemptions to the Department of Education by Wednesday, 15 July 2020 (Parents must therefore return the application forms by Monday,

            13 July 2020).

Please read the attached Annexures before completing the York Road Primary COVID 19 Attendance Survey below. Submit the completed Survey form as well as the relevant Annexures to school by Monday, 13 July 2020.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Yours in Education



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