Key workers' children will be educated from 13 schools across Powys from Friday, as part of the county council's adaptation to coronavirus.

School sites in the county will remain open until Thursday, March 26, but only for children of critical workers and the most vulnerable children.

From Friday, they will be replaced by 13 "hubs" for children to attend, support critical emergency workers, NHS staff, and social care workers. They will also operate at weekends, and will be open from 8am until 6pm.

Critical workers are being asked to register their child at their nearest hub by tomorrow night.

As part of the arrangements, meals will be provided to children three times a day and transport will be arranged for children to get to the hubs and back home.

Cllr Phyl Davies, cabinet member for education and property, said: “The advice to parents is clear – if your children can stay safely in their home, they should.

“However, critical workers will still need to have safe care arrangements for their children. These emergency childcare hubs will be providing a vital service to support critical workers and our most vulnerable children.

“Our school sites will remain open up until Thursday as emergency childcare facilities but then they will close and these hubs will become operational from Friday onwards.

“I want to thank all professionals at our schools for their commitment during this extremely difficult period.”

Here are the locations of each hub:

Brecon – Priory C. in W. School, Brecon

Builth Wells – Newbridge-on-Wye C. in W. School

Crickhowell – Crickhowell C.P. School

Gwernyfed – Archdeacon Griffiths C. in W. (A) School, Llyswen

Llandrindod Wells – Llandrindod Wells C.P. School Cefnllys

Llanfair Caereinion – Ysgol Gynradd Llanfair Caereinion

Llanfyllin – Ysgol Gynradd Llanfyllin

Llanidloes – Llanidloes C.P. School

Presteigne – Presteigne C.P. School

Machynlleth – Ysgol Bro Hyddgen – Primary Campus, Machynlleth

Newtown – Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd, Newtown

Welshpool – Welshpool C. in W. Primary School (Howell Drive site)

Ystradgynlais – Ysgol Dyffryn y Glowyr, Lower Cwmtwrch