After Wednesday night's announcement on school closures, there has been a lot of queries about how students will work during the ongoing pandemic. 

As students attend their final day of classes, schools across the country prepare for the closures which come into effect on Monday. 

The Department for Education (DfE) released a statement this morning to clear up a lot of confusion surrounding the student's future qualifications.

The document confirms that all schools including nurseries, primary and secondary schools and further education colleges will be closed until further notice with the exception of vulnerable children and children of critical workers.

This includes state-funded and independent schools but has not addressed the plans for universities across the country. 

It reads: "Universities and other higer education providers should make their own judgements based on latest Public Health England guidance".

For children of critical workers and vulernable families, the DfE advices parents to send their children to school with additional transport arrangements provided if a school is not open nearby. 

This includes those who require free school meals who will be provided by a "national voucher system" which is in the process of being rolled out across the country to those who are eligable.

In regards to exams, there has been much discussion in the Prime Minister's daily briefings that pupils will receive their qualifications based on their previous predicted grades. 

However in the document, the DfE respond to these claims rather vaguely, stating that they are "working with the sector and Ofqual to ensure young people get the qualifications they need". 

The document confirms that all assessments, including SATs, GCSEs, AS levels and A levels have been cancelled this summer. 

Many schools have taken to using the internet to keep up to date with school sylabus which has resulted in a stretched internet broadband connections and unreliable mobile services. 

In response to this, the government has confirmed they are having discussions with mobile operators and Ofcom to monitor and improve the current situations. 

This comes after several UK mobile network providers removde data charges for customers accessing the NHS website online. 

Matthew Gould, chief executive of NHSX said: "This is a helpful step by the mobile firms to give everyone free access to the latest NHS information online.

"It will help spread NHS guidance, and tackle online misinformation. Getting the public verified NHS information will help cut through the noise and help people get expert, safe advice".