Guidance available from Gov.UK
It is recognised that schools are receiving a lot of guidance from the government and that it can often be hard to keep up – especially when you’re all so busy. So we have created an at-a-glance guide linking to the latest Gov.UK updates on key areas which may affect the day to day running of your school.
Guidance for schools during the coronavirus outbreak
Guidance for schools: coronavirus (COVID-19) - a collection of Gov.UK links to useful guidance
Contingency framework: education and childcare settings
Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak
How can we keep school safe for staff and pupils?
Advice to minimise coronavirus (COVID-19) risks
Travelling to school safely
What are the rules around school attendance?
Usual school rules now apply around attendance but there is extra advice on:
- Supporting pupils who are shielding or self-isolating
- Supporting parents and children who are anxious about returning to school
Do pupils need to wear face masks in school?
Face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors either in classrooms or in communal areas.
What do we do if a student falls ill at school?
What to do if a pupil is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)
Non-residential settings if a young person becomes unwell with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)
How can we support our students during this time?
Will we get a visit from Ofsted?
Ofsted assessment and accountability
Should we be running breakfast and after-school clubs?
Wraparound provision and extra-curricular activity
Safe working and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Full guidance for safe working and the use of PPE
Controlling infection in your school
Effective infection protection and control
When are we required to wear PPE?
Working safely and where PPE may be required
Working in residential or specialist settings
Care in residential settings
Working with children who display challenging behaviour or require close contact
Care for children with challenging behaviours
Do we need to wear PPE to administer first aid?
PPE and first aid
How should we dispose of PPE?
Disposal of PPE
Providing school meals
Should we be providing school meals?
Providing school meals during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Do we need to cater for pupils who need to stay at home?
Support for pupils who have to stay at home
Should school be providing universal free infant school meals?
Universal infant free school meals
How do we claim back extra costs of providing meals before summer?
Claiming for free school meal provision
Who is eligible for free school meals?
Free school meal eligibility
What further support is available to families?
Support for families
Full school workforce guidance
What are the changes to induction guidelines for newly-qualified teachers during coronavirus?
Induction for newly qualified teachers
What are the rules around school exclusions?
Changes to the school exclusion process
Will our school have access to testing kits?
Test kit for schools
How do we order more testing kits?
Making an order for additional coronavirus testing kits
How do we store testing kits?
Storage of test kits
Developing the curriculum and remote learning
What should we be doing to teach children who are sent home to self-isolate?
Remote education expectations
Where can we find resources for remote learning?
Get help with remote education
How do we follow safeguarding procedures when planning remote learning?
Safeguarding and remote education
Special schools and other specialist settings
Full guidance for special schools and other specialist settings
How do we support children and young people with an education, health and care plan?
Risk assessments for children with education, health and care plans
Exams and assessments in 2021
Managing data safely
Data protection toolkit for schools
Privacy notice templates for staff, pupils and parents
Data protection privacy notice model documents