DfE & PHE Advice for Schools

This guidance will assist schools and other educational settings in providing advice for pupils, students, staff and parents or carers regarding:

  • the novel coronavirus, COVID-19
  • how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19
  • what to do if someone confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 has been in a school or other educational setting
  • what advice to give to individuals who have travelled to specified countries and areas within the last 14 days

For information, please visit the following website link: 



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



The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, the Secretary of State for Education, announced on the 18th of March that schools will close from Monday, except for children of key workers and vulnerable children:



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:



The Guardian have outlined the list of key workers who can still send their children to school:



On the 20th of March, the Department for Education announced further details on exams and grades: