COVID-19 advice

Advice to schools and settings

The population now has much stronger protection against COVID-19. Whilst there is still a risk of COVID-19 infection which should be treated seriously, the population generally now has much stronger protections against the virus. This means it can be managed like other respiratory infections.

Please see the UK Government guidance for managing cases of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, in children and young people settings, including education. There is guidance on preventing and controlling infections, supporting immunisation programmes and managing outbreaks and incidents. 

You can also view information about Scarlet fever / Streptococcus A

HR and staffing

The HR Coronavirus FAQs address potential teaching/support staffing matters that may arise due to coronavirus. This includes information about reporting absence for those schools using iTrent for payroll purposes.

Local and national advice and guidance

In addition to the above, please refer to the following documents for current government guidance:

Help and advice


Chevaun Walsh, Strategy and Governance Manager