On 28th August the DfE published updated guidance for the opening of schools and actions that should be taken during a local area or school coronavirus outbreak. We have summarised the key points below.

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Guidance for full opening: schools

The following information has been updated:

  • managing confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst the school community
  • the framework for supporting transport to and from schools
  • pupils who are shielding or self-isolating
  • use of face coverings in schools
  • actions for all schools and local authorities with regards to recording attendance and absence
  • employer health and safety and equalities duties
  • support available for schools with regard to supply teachers
  • performance management and appraisal for teachers
  • music, dance and drama in school
  • wraparound provision and extra-curricular activity
  • physical activity in schools
  • new resources available for pupil wellbeing and support
  • behaviour expectations
  • primary assessment
  • additional resources available for delivering remote education
  • changes to SEND legislation

Containing and managing local coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks

Guidance for local authorities and local decision-makers on containing and managing COVID-19 outbreaks at a local level.

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

What all schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term.

How schools can plan for tier 2 local restrictions

This guidance is for decision makers at mainstream schools with secondary year groups, to help them plan a tier 2 rota model if required.

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