Covid-19

This section is for all educational settings including;

  • Early Years private, voluntary and independent settings

  • Maintained, academy, free and independent schools

  • Further education colleges

Please follow the links below to ensure that any contact with the Local Authority is to the relevant department.


 

What to do if you have a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 in your setting

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on 21 February 2022 our FAQ for education settings has been updated which should assist with any queries you have.

If you have any further queries that are not covered in the FAQ document please use the email address below or call

  • Education.covid19@northyorks.gov.uk - (please note this inbox is monitored Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.30am – 5.00pm)
  • 01609 534037 (Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm)

For further queries beyond this please contact your Senior Education Adviser.

 

 

 

NORTH YORKSHIRE PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION

Please do not save versions of documents locally - always check this page for the latest version.

Changes to Covid-19 guidance from 1 April 2022 Added 6 April 2022
Education FAQs - version 2.0 Updated 21 April 2022
NYCC Public Health advice for educational settings - version 1.7 Updated 21 April 2022

School Vaccination information

COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 12 to 15 years of age - template letter for school immunisation teams

PHE COVID-19 Consent Form

Pre-Screening Checklist

PHE COVID-19 Parents FAQs

PHE COVID-19 Guide for All

 

Added September 2021

Added September 2021

Added September 2021

Added September 2021

Added September 2021

   

 

DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION CORONAVIRUS GENERAL HELPLINE

The DfE incident support helpline (formerly the Covid-19 helpline) is available to support the education sector with any questions you have about Covid-19 and other national incidents and emergencies which may impact on education, childcare and children's social care. 

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

North Yorkshire Local Authority - general queries 

Parents/Carers – please contact your educational provider. 

Early Years providers – 

Schools - please read the information at the links below. For further queries beyond this please contact us via email or through your Senior Education Adviser.        

Email: Education.covid19@northyorks.gov.uk

   

ATTENDANCE

Reporting attendance - DfE guidance
 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-complete-the-educational-setting-status-form
Contact: Attendance Officer or Early Help  

  

BEHAVIOUR & EXCLUSIONS

Behaviour and Exclusions update

Behaviour and Exclusion update 2 includes FAQs and guidance around Covid specific issues. 

 

COMMUNITY AND EMOTIONAL & MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Links to helpful links and resources

Mental Health Toolkit - ADDED 9/12/2020

School staff wellbeing during Covid - ADDED 9/12/2020

Mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people - ADDED 9/12/2020

 

FINANCE
Early Years Funding

 

Guidance for settings

Impact and information for providers

General guidance for early years providers on Covid-19

Funding update - 10 June 2020

School Funding

Recording financial impact of Covid-19

School Expenditure approval form - Covid-19

Guidance to schools on payments to suppliers during Covid-19

Cash advance request form

Claims form for schools for Hub Provision

Staff absence scheme 2020-21

Contact: Schools Finance

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Early years providers - Risk Assessment - UPDATED 29/1/21

Risk assessment - Word
Schools Risk Assessment - UPDATED 5/1/2022 Risk assessment - Word
Individual Risk Assessments

Guidance document

Risk assessment - Word

Health & Safety Executive Inspections 

HSE document

Feedback from HSE Spot checks - ADDED 11/2/21

Managing a full or partial school closure - UPDATED 8/1/21 Guidance document from NYCC Health and Safety Advisers on managing a full or partial school closure
Production of PPE by schools

It is CLEAPSS advice that schools should NOT go into production of PPE / other items unless this has been through either the government procurement website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-support-from-business or the arrangement put together by the Design and Technology Association (DATA).  CLEAPSS have worked with DATA who have been working with a number of agencies to put in place quality assurance measures and distribution logistics. To access the DATA arrangements visit the 3DCrowd site: https://www.3dcrowd.uk/ where there is an option to sign up as a volunteer.

CLEAPSS guidance

Use of Emollients in schools - guidance for schools and parents

ADDED - 13 November 2020

Information for schools

Information for parents/carers

Consent form 

LFD testing risk assessments - ADDED 28/1/21

Asymptomatic testing in secondary and special schools

Home asymptomatic testing for staff

Sports Days, Transitions, etc. ADDED 22/06/2021 Guidance for Schools
Contact: Named Health and Safety Adviser  

 

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Bereavement and the Coronavirus

When an incident occurs, it is important that schools and settings let the LA know as soon as possible, using the usual channels.

In the event of a child death, contact the Child Death Overview Panel, at cdop@northyorks.gov.uk (01609 797167 or 07967 469790) and inform the CYPS Director’s Office, via Marion Sadler at marion.sadler@northyorks.gov.uk.

In the event of a staff death, please notify Stuart Carlton, Corporate Director, directly at stuart.carlton@northyorks.gov.uk.

You should then be contacted by a member of the EPS (Educational Psychology Service) to identify what support may be required.

Bereavement guidance for schools. 

PHSE, Wellbeing and Healthy Schools News January Newsletter

 

HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORT
School Transport guidance - UPDATED 30 September 2021 Guidance
Contact: schooltransport@northyorks.gov.uk  

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

Click here for all HR documentation relating to Covid-19

Contact: Named School HR Adviser

 

REMOTE AND/OR ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES

Links to helpful resources 

 

SAFEGUARDING
Hidden Harm - powerpoint presentation for School Designated Safeguarding Leads - UPDATED 2/7/20

Powerpoint presentation

frequently asked questions

Link to session video

Safeguarding FAQs North Yorkshire Safeguarding Guidance FAQs and for Vulnerable Learners not attending school - updated 29 April 2020
Covid-19 School Child Protection Policy Addendum - UPDATED 21/1/21 NYSCP COVID19 - School Child Protection Policy Addendum 
Guidance for Safer Working Practice Guidance for Safer Working Practice - Covid addendum April 2020  
Contact: Early Help Consultant
 
North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership website
Worried About a Child page - www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/about-us/worried-about-a-child/
Coronavirus page -  www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/coronavirus/
Children & Young People Do you need some help page - https://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/children-young-people/
Parent & Carers Parent info page - https://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/parents-carers/parent-info/

 

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SERVICE
School Improvement Service updates - ADDED 8/1/2021 Available on the Covid-19 school improvement page
   
Governance Guidance on governance during Covid-19 period
Contact: Named Senior Education Adviser  

 

VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Guide to vulnerable children and young people Covid-19 attendance plan

Vulnerable children's attendance plan

 

Page last updated on: 21 April 2022