What school leaders, teachers and school staff need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Guidance for parents and carers

Guidance for other providers

Day-to-day running of a school

Safe working and protective measures

Special educational needs and disability (SEND)

Remote education and online learning

Finance and administration

Accountability and data collections

Exams and assessments

Teacher training

Changes to regulations or legislation

Published 17 June 2020
Last updated 17 December 2020 + show all updates

  1. Added a link to ‘Schools and childcare settings: return in January 2021’.

  2. Added ‘Guidance to support the summer 2021 exams’ to the ‘Exams and assessments’ section.

  3. Added ‘Help with accessing and buying resources for remote education’ to the remote education section.

  4. Added ‘Use of the NHS COVID-19 app in schools and further education colleges’ guidance to the ‘Safe working and protective measures’ section.

  5. Added ‘Responsibility for autumn exams’. This includes information about the DfE exams support service about paying for exam fees, booking alternative sites and booking exam invigilation.

  6. Added ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): home test kits for schools and FE providers’ to the ‘Safe working and protective measures’ section.

  7. Added ‘Face coverings in education’ guidance in ‘Safe working and protective measures’ section.

  8. Added ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): assessment processes for selective school admissions’ and ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to faith school admission arrangements’.

  9. Added ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium’.

  10. Added links to guidance on full opening from September 2020.

  11. Added guidance about the COVID Summer Food Fund to the collection.

  12. First published.