What schools, colleges, nurseries, childminders, early years and other educational settings need to do if there’s a local lockdown during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


Update for educational and childcare settings in Leicester and the affected parts of Leicestershire



An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in parts of Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and West Yorkshire. The government and relevant local authorities are acting together to control the spread of the virus. More information on the affected local areas is available on the North of England: local restrictions page.

This guidance is for all education and childcare settings in the Leicester area including:

  • all schools and colleges
  • early years and childcare settings
  • further education providers
  • higher education providers
  • local authorities

It may also be useful for:

  • parents and carers
  • students and young people

We will update this guidance as we have further information available.

DfE coronavirus helpline

Email[email protected]

Telephone 0800 046 8687

If you have a query about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to schools and other educational establishments, and children’s social care, in England contact our helpline.

Lines are open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the helpline.

Published 1 July 2020
Last updated 31 July 2020 + show all updates

  1. Added information about a local lockdown in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and West Yorkshire and a link to ‘North of England: local restrictions’ guidance.

  2. This guidance has been updated to reflect the announcement by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care that the local lockdown area boundaries in Leicester and the local area have now changed.

  3. This update confirms the circumstances in which holiday, after school clubs, and other out of school settings, can operate in Leicester, and the affected surrounding areas, during the lockdown period.

  4. First published.