Part of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Education, universities and childcare

Guidance for parents and carers, students and university students, teachers and educational setting leaders

In England:

  • secondary school pupils and college students are tested twice a week at school or college
  • nursery, school and college staff are tested twice a week at work
  • everyone else can order rapid lateral flow tests to do twice a week, for example parents and carers
  • pupils and students who are clinically extremely vulnerable should return to nursery, school or college from 1 April 2021

You can read more about changes to education in Scotland, changes to education in Wales and changes to education in Northern Ireland.

Guidance and support

For parents and carers, including schools, childcare, nurseries

For university students, and people in higher or further education

Managing a school or early years setting

Related coronavirus topics

All coronavirus education, university and childcare information on GOV.UK