**NEW** OPERATIONAL ADVICE DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES
New advice for members on operating during partial school closures. Please read.
The advice covers issues around rotas, appropriate staffing arrangements, managing risk, special schools, pupil/adult ratios and a lot more.
Can we please urge you to read our advice to see if it answers your questions before you contact us. Our teams are dealing with very high volumes of enquiries at present so reading our advice may be quickest way to get the information you need.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement on
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) this afternoon, you can find all the latest information here: https://www.gov.uk/government/
The government has issued new travel guidance
for the education sector. This advises against all overseas education trips for children under 18. This does not apply to domestic trips, or overseas trips which are
already underway. You can find the full education travel guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/government/
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.
DHSC has also published a new data-visualisation tool accessible here.