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 full opening of schools
Contingency framework: education and childcare settings
Complete guidance for full opening of schools
How can we keep school safe for staff and pupils?
Public Health 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 in education
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)
What do parents need to know about schools re-opening?
What parents and carers need to know about education settings in the autumn term
What will happen if there is a local outbreak of coronavirus?
Process in the event of local outbreaks
Should we relax our uniform policy?
How can we support our students during this time?
Should our curriculum change?
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
What financial support is available to cover extra costs of coronavirus?
School funding exceptional costs associated with COVID-19
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
Can we use our air conditioning?
Guidance on air conditioning and ventilation
How should we dispose of PPE?
Disposal of PPE
Providing school meals
Should we be providing school meals?
Providing school meals from September 2020
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
How can schools continue to protect vulnerable children?
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
Welcoming children back to 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?
How should we care for a young person who doesn't understand social distancing rules?
Caring for children who don't understand or ignore social distancing
What will happen when the changes to SEND legislation end on 25 September 2020?
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