School updates

What you need to do

To help protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:

  • wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces, if you’re able to
  • make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household

If you’re feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

There’s full guidance on the government website.

Primary school closures

Links to primary school websites to find out about emergency closures

Secondary school closures

Links to secondary school websites to find out about emergency closures

Special school closures

Links to special school websites to find out about emergency closures

Independent school closures

Links to independent school websites to find out about emergency closures

Back to school safely

We recognise this is a difficult time for families and children, and indeed staff.

National guidance has been issued to help schools plan the use of their space. This includes the layout of classrooms, flow of students in a classroom, mitigation measures like hand washing, use of face coverings, and infection prevention and control measures like cleaning schedules to help reduce the risk of coronavirus.

The government website has lots of information about returning to school safely including guidance for teachers, parents, carers and pupils.

For the latest information from your school, please visit their website.

COVID-19 school absence guide

If you're not sure whether or not you should be sending your child into school because of COVID-19 related issues, have a look at our guidance. It gives information on what you should do in different scenarios.

Information for schools