We now have further information from the Government, giving details of those who are considered to be key workers. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW LIST.
You will see that the Government has said, "if it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be'. This is the safest place for your child and the rest of the community.
Children will be supervised in school in order that key worker parents can go to work. School staff are engaged in supporting all students at home and school.
Children in school will continue to wear school uniform.
Updated on 26.3.20
On 24 March, we published new guidance on how to implement social distancing in education and childcare settings. This guidance also gives advice for individuals in vulnerable health groups:
It is important to read this alongside the overall guidance for social distancing:
We have published an update about school governance which includes guidance in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19):
You may be aware that Cabinet Office has issued guidance on providing support to suppliers during and after coronavirus (COVID-19).
A Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 220 sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity:
We are aware of the high number of requests you have already had from your suppliers requesting support in line with the PPN. Please make sure you are familiar with this guidance before agreeing any support with your suppliers.
Contracting authorities, including the Department for Education (DfE), are considering how to respond to suppliers at risk, so that they are in a position to resume normal contract delivery once the outbreak is over.
We are working to provide more detailed advice and guidance to you on what this means for the suppliers that support you.
Please direct any questions to the DfE Commercial team by emailing:
We have updated our guidance for schools and other educational settings on how best to provide advice about coronavirus (COVID-19). A new poster resource is now available:
All of the Department for Education’s coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.UK: