Use of the NHS COVID-19 app in education and childcare settings

Actions for leaders and staff when using the NHS COVID-19 app in education and childcare settings.



This guidance is for leaders and staff in education and childcare settings in England, including:

  • schools
  • 16 to 19 academies
  • further education providers
  • higher education providers
  • out-of-school settings
  • early years providers
  • providers caring for children aged 5 and over and registered with Ofsted on either the compulsory or voluntary childcare register

It provides guidance about how the NHS COVID-19 app works and how to use it within their setting.

Published 22 September 2020
Last updated 15 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added further information on app features and situations for pausing it.

  2. The requirements on displaying QR codes have been updated alongside the information classified as necessary or required. Links to wraparound care and early years providers guidance have also been added.

  3. First published.