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

Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.

Overarching guidance for educational settings

  1. Actions for educational and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020
  2. Preparing for the wider opening of schools from 1 June
  3. Preparing for the wider opening of early years and childcare settings from 1 June
  4. Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak
  5. Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak
  6. Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak
  7. Coronavirus (COVID-19): apprenticeship programme response
  8. Actions for HE providers during the coronavirus outbreak
  9. Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for children's social care services

COVID-19 infection prevention and control

Supporting vulnerable children and young people

Guidance on specific subjects

  1. Critical workers who can access schools or educational settings
  2. Using clusters and hubs to maintain educational provision
  3. Remote education during coronavirus (COVID-19)
  4. Online education resources for home learning
  5. Providing free school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  6. Changes to school admission appeals due to coronavirus
  7. School attendance: guidance for schools
  8. Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020
  9. Managing school premises during the coronavirus outbreak
  10. Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel advice for educational settings
  11. Disapplication notice: school attendance legislation changes
  12. Disapplication notice: school inspections legislation changes
  13. Modification notice: school registration legislation changes
  14. Modification notice: EHC plans legislation changes

Finance and administration

Initial teacher training (ITT) and newly qualified teachers (NQTs)

Published 20 March 2020
Last updated 24 May 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Preparing for the wider opening of early years and childcare settings from 1 June'.

  2. Added 'Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care'.

  3. Added 'Preparing for the wider opening of schools from 1 June'.

  4. Added both Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak and Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Supplier relief due to COVID-19 under Finance and administration.

  5. Added link to guidance on 'Actions for educational and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020' in the 'Overarching guidance for educational settings' section. Also added link to guidance on 'implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings' in the 'COVID-19 infection prevention and control' section.

  6. Added a link to information about opening schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June.

  7. Added 'Actions for HE providers during the coronavirus outbreak'.

  8. Added 'Use of free early education entitlements funding during the coronavirus outbreak'.

  9. Added guidance on 'Using clusters and hubs to maintain educational provision' and 'Changes to school admission appeals due to coronavirus'.

  10. Added guidance on managing school premises during the coronavirus outbreak.

  11. Added guidance for children's social care services during the coronavirus outbreak.

  12. Added 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings' to finance and administration.

  13. Added 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): SEND risk assessment guidance'.

  14. Reorganised information by category.

  15. Added a link to 'Admission appeals for school places' which contains guidance on the coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on school admission appeals.

  16. Added 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): school and college performance measures'.

  17. Added 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): initial teacher training (ITT)'.

  18. Added 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for schools' and 'Coronavirus (COVID 19): online education resources'.

  19. Added 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): induction for newly qualified teachers'.

  20. Added guidance on 'COVID-19: safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers' to the collection.

  21. Added 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing social distancing in education and childcare settings'.

  22. Added 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): early years and childcare closures'.

  23. Added 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): apprenticeship programme response' and 'Coronavirus (COVID-19) maintaining further education provision'.

  24. Added 'COVID-19: school closures' and 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people'.

  25. Added 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on isolation for residential educational settings'.

  26. Added 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel advice for educational settings'.

  27. Added 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels'.

  28. First published.