Covid-19 - national information from DfE, Public Health and Government

Department for Education advice
Department for Education guidance for educational settings 
Department for Education school closure guidance
Department for Education travel guidance for the education sector (updated 16 March 2020)
Government stay at home guidance
Open letter by Vicky Ford, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families to the SEND sector
DfE guidance on vulnerable children and young people

DfE Coronavirus (COVID-19): safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers 

Free school meals guidance for schools

Please see the link for instructions for schools about how to claim the FSM vouchers for the Summer.  These are being done separately from the current voucher scheme so schools will need to follow these instruction.  Schools will need to make the claim for vouchers one week before they break up from school, ensuring that email addresses are up to date.

the other guidance has also been updated.

Letter from Secretary of State about supporting attendance of vulnerable children and young people, and announcement from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care about testing



Government advice
Government Updates on COVID-19 
Government Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:  

The latest travel guidance can be found here

Government action plan on Covid-19

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults



Public Health England advice

Further information on what you should do if you are asked to self-isolate can be found here: 


Educational resources from Public Health England


UNICEF & WHO key messages and actions for Covid-19 prevention and control in schools



Ofsted and Ofqual
Exam preparation and Ofqual advice 
Guidance from Ofqual on how qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020 
Suspension of Ofsted inspections

Ofsted: coronavirus (COVID-19) rolling update