Dh has gone to work in a school 20 miles away as all the pupils walk in - yes, he's essential but I do not think he will be able to get back which will really piss me off as he will then be stuck on an A road between there and here.
Advice for Hertfordshire is essential journeys only so yes, the schools say they are essential.
Essential to me means life or death (including livestock), critical infrastructure, emergency services and urgent/important health services.
We've not had an 'essential only' warning here, but all I'm doing today is school run (on foot) and wondering if DH will make it back from work (he went away earlier in the week, has decided against coming back on the roads, and is heading now for a station as the relevant trains do seem to be running).
Car won't start so can't go anywhere till it's fixed. I walked the mile into town and back this morning, mostly clear so not a big problem here. But I need the car to be useable in case MIL needs to go to hospital, as DP is working out of town.