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


Everyone working in the Education Sector is facing unprecedented changes and challenges as they work to support the national response to COVID-19. The situation requires a fast-paced and united response. We have provided links to the latest guidelines and policy updates below from central government for your convenience


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) outbreak.



Support learning during coronavirus


For parents

Guidance for parents and carers helping children learn from home

Find resources to support home learning


For teachers and leaders

Guidance for teaching children online

Shared practice for schools teaching remotely



Pupil wellbeing and safety


Protective measures: keep children and staff safe when schools reopen

Free school meals

Supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Supporting vulnerable children

SEND risk assessment

Safeguarding and remote education

Keep children safe online



School reopenings, exams and managing a school or early years setting


Exams and assessments

Exam cancellations, results and appeals


School closures, reopenings, and working safely

Preparing for the wider opening of schools from 1 June

Schools opening for children of critical (key) workers and vulnerable children

Closures guidance for schools and local authorities

Closures guidance for early years and childcare

Closures guidance for colleges and further education providers

Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care



Funding and support for education and childcare


Get technology support for children and schools

Financial support for education, early years and children’s social care

Exceptional costs funding for schools

Check if you can get Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare during coronavirus (COVID-19)



Student accommodation, travel and financial support


Student loans: current students

Student loans: prospective students

Universities: teaching, exams, accommodation, fees, loans, visas



Further and higher education and vocational training


University admissions

Apprentices, employers and training providers

College closures

Improve your digital and numeracy skills with free online courses



Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings


Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings



Preparing for the wider opening of schools from 1 June


A planning guide for primary school leaders to help prepare them to open their schools for more pupils during the coronavirus outbreak.



What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak


Information for parents and carers about the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges, transport, attendance, free school meals and remote education.



A new helpline has been set up by the Department for Education to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows: 


Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk


Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)