COVID-19 Guidance for Education Settings

COVID-19 Guidance

Guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19

This guidance will assist schools and other educational settings in providing advice for pupils, students, staff and parents or carers regarding:

  • the novel coronavirus, COVID-19
  • how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19
  • what to do if someone confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 has been in a school or other educational setting
  • what advice to give individuals who have travelled from specified countries or areas within the last 14 days, including school trips

What we recommend for schools

Where a pupil is in self-isolation, in accordance with latest information and advice from department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England, the pupil should be recorded as unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances in the attendance register. Code Y (Unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances) should be used in this instance.

Where a pupil cannot attend school due to illness, as normally would happen, the pupil should be recorded as absent in the attendance register and the school will authorise the absence. Code I (Illness) should be used in this instance.

For more information please follow the below link to the GOV.UK advice:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

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