Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

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  1. Sign in to your childcare account

    If you're a parent registered for Tax-Free Childcare or 30 hours childcare, sign in to pay into your account, reconfirm your eligibility, update your details

  2. Further details on exams and grades announced

    Further details on arrangements for exams which have been cancelled to fight spread of coronavirus

  3. 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).

  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people

    Questions and answers about the provisions being made for vulnerable children and young people.

  5. Coronavirus (COVID-19): school closures

    What schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  6. Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings

    Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.

  7. Coronavirus (COVID-19): maintaining educational provision

    Guidance about maintaining educational provision for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England.

  8. Apply for free school meals

    Check if your child can get free school meals - and find out how to apply on your local authority’s website

  9. Coronavirus (COVID-19): attendance recording for educational settings

    Link to the online form educational settings should use to submit their record of attendance to DfE, and supporting spreadsheet.

  10. Voucher scheme launches for schools providing free school meals

    Weekly shopping vouchers worth £15 to spend at supermarkets while schools are closed due to coronavirus

  11. Coronavirus (COVID-19): free school meals guidance

    Guidance for schools and local authorities on free school meals arrangements during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  12. COVID-19: guidance for educational settings

    Guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

  13. Coronavirus (COVID-19): early years and childcare closures

    Guidance for local authorities, early years settings and childminders about childcare provision following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  14. Department for Education

    The home of Department for Education on GOV.UK.

  15. Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing social distancing in education and childcare settings

    Guidance for education and childcare settings on how to implement social distancing.

  16. Plans set out to support pupils eligible for free school meals

    Children eligible for free school meals will be offered meals or vouchers as an alternative if they can no longer attend school due to coronavirus measures

  17. Help paying for childcare

    Help with the cost of paying for approved childcare - Tax-Free Childcare, 15 and 30 hours childcare, childcare vouchers, tax credits, Learner Support.

  18. Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020

    This guidance aims to answer common questions in relation to the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in 2020.

  19. Coronavirus (COVID-19): apprenticeship programme response

    This document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  20. Coronavirus (COVID-19): safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers

    Guidance for schools and colleges to support them keeping children safe, including online, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.