DfE update

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings

Here you will find a link to guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.

Please click here to view the latest government information.

This guidance is to help schools and other educational settings provide advice for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students about coronavirus (COVID-19).

The guidance includes information about:

  • educational provision for vulnerable children and children of key workers
  • the closure of educational settings
  • free school meals arrangements
  • the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels
  • travel guidance for educational settings
  • social distancing in education and childcare settings

Click here to access more information on how to protect yourself and others.

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Click here to read more information from the DfE on supporting disabled people throughout the outbreak.

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Click here to read the guidance about changes to Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT’s) induction during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Click here to read guidance for local authorities, early years settings and childminders about childcare provision following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Click here to read details on how GCSEs, As & A Levels will be awarded in Summer 2020.

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Click here to read guidance for children’s social care services.

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Click here to view and submit any potential symptoms to the NHS symptom checker for COVID-19

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Click here to view guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of COVID-19.

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Click here to view information for people who are caring, unpaid, for family or friends during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Click here to read guidance which applies to the collection of data, services and requests from all education and care settings, including local authorities, academy trusts and other providers.

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Click here to view information for parents and carers about educational provision for critical workers, school closures, exams, free school meals and home schooling.

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Click here to view a summary of how many childern and teachers attended education settings between Monday 23 March and Friday 17 April 2020.

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All essential workers in England, and members of their households who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will now be able to get tested, the government has announced. This will mean individuals and people they live with will have the reassurance of knowing whether their symptoms are caused by coronavirus and can decide whether they are well enough to return to work. Please click here to view more information.

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Click here to view information on what actions schools need to take during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Click here to view guidance for households with possible Coronavirus infection.

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Click here to view information on the further expansion of access to Coronavirus testing to help protect the most vulnerable.

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Click here to view information regarding Childcare offers for Critical Workers.

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Click here to view information on actions for educational and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening on the 1st June 2020.

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Click here to view information on travel and transport guidance.

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Click here to view information on safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care.

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Click here to view updated information on Coronavirus symptoms.

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Click here to view guidance for households with possible Coronavirus infection.

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Click here to view guidance on staying safe outside your home.

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Everyone in the United Kingdom with symptoms are now eligible for Coronavirus tests. Click here to view more information.

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Click here to view information for parents and carers about the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges, transport, attendance, free school meals and remote education.

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