Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).



Information for parents and carers of children at registered childcare providers (including nurseries and childminders), primary and secondary schools and further education colleges. This is for both state-funded and independent schools.

This document will be updated as we have further information available.

Published 19 March 2020
Last updated 31 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added section on parental support for keeping children safe online.

  2. Added additional questions about closed schools, leaving children unattended and free school meals, and updated the question about exams.

  3. First published.