The restrictions described in this framework do not currently apply to any areas of England.
Different education restrictions apply during the national lockdown from 5 January 2021.
This document applies to:
early years providers
schools (including independent schools) and alternative provision
16 to 18 academies
further education providers (FE)
breakfast clubs and after-school clubs
holiday clubs and other out-of-school settings
It does not apply to universities.
It sets out how restrictions on education would work in the rare circumstances they are needed. Any restrictions on education would only be as a last resort and may only be initiated following a ministerial decision.
Updated information for boarding schools, special schools and special post-16 institutions. Removed the implementation guidance as this no longer applies. Different education restrictions apply during the national lockdown.
Updated list of areas which this guidance applies to.