schools (including independent schools) and alternative provision
16 to 19 academies
further education providers (FE)
higher education providers (HE)
breakfast clubs and after-school clubs
holiday clubs and other out-of-school settings
The contingency framework describes the principles of managing local outbreaks of COVID-19 in education and childcare settings. It covers all types of measures that settings should be prepared for.
All education and childcare settings should have outbreak management plans outlining how they would operate if any of the measures described within the contingency framework were recommended in their area for any reason.
We have converted the guidance to HTML to make it easier to read.
This guidance has been updated to reference enhanced response areas and information on the principles of managing local outbreaks including the types of measures that settings should be prepared for, who can recommend the measures, when measures should be lifted and how decisions are made.
Converted guidance from PDF to HTML. We have not changed any of the guidance from the update on 13 May 2021.
This guidance has been updated with further information on testing and face covering measures.