Guidance for schools: coronavirus (COVID-19)

What school leaders, teachers and school staff need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Guidance for other providers

Day-to-day running of a school

Safe working and protective measures

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for staff and pupils

Special educational needs and disability (SEND)

Remote education and online learning

Finance and administration

Accountability and data collections

Exams and assessments

Teacher training

Research about coronavirus (COVID-19) and children and young people

Changes to regulations or legislation

Published 17 June 2020
Last updated 4 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Awarding qualifications in summer 2022'.

  2. Added 'Awarding qualifications in summer 2021' and 'Quarantine arrangements for boarding school students from red list countries' to the collection.

  3. Added 'Evidence summary: COVID-19 - children, young people and education settings' to the collection.

  4. Added 'Supplier relief for schools'.

  5. Added 'Asymptomatic testing in schools and colleges'.

  6. Added a link to 'Schools and childcare settings: return in January 2021'.

  7. Added 'Guidance to support the summer 2021 exams' to the 'Exams and assessments' section.

  8. Added 'Help with accessing and buying resources for remote education' to the remote education section.

  9. Added 'Use of the NHS COVID-19 app in schools and further education colleges' guidance to the 'Safe working and protective measures' section.

  10. Added 'Responsibility for autumn exams'. This includes information about the DfE exams support service about paying for exam fees, booking alternative sites and booking exam invigilation.

  11. Added 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): home test kits for schools and FE providers' to the 'Safe working and protective measures' section.

  12. Added 'Face coverings in education' guidance in 'Safe working and protective measures' section.

  13. Added 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): assessment processes for selective school admissions' and 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to faith school admission arrangements'.

  14. Added 'Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium'.

  15. Added links to guidance on full opening from September 2020.

  16. Added guidance about the COVID Summer Food Fund to the collection.

  17. First published.