COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - latest advice

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Information for Educational Settings

The government has removed the remaining domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • Get vaccinated (NHS)
  • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
  • Consider wearing a face-covering in crowded, enclosed spaces

Further information can be found here on the Central Government Website -  Coronavirus

The UKHSA (formerly Public Health England) has published new guidance that sets out how to live safely with Covid-19 on 1st April 2022.

Please contact the Public Health Team by emailing

Visit the NHS Website which has several articles available about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination, and staying at home.

Local information is located on the Buckinghamshire Council Website - Coronavirus

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

Download Schools COVID-19 operational guidance - February 2022

For further support, please contact the School Improvement Team by emailing

Visit Emergency Planning and Response for Education and Childcare and Children's Social Care Settings (GOV.UK)

Education Recovery Support

Visit Education Recovery Support (GOV.UK) where you will find a list of resources to help early years settings, schools, and 16 to 19 education providers support children and young people’s wellbeing and education recovery.

Guidance is available, setting out the eligibility criteria and claims process for the COVID-19 workforce fund for schools. This is funding to support schools facing significant staff absences and financial pressures with the costs of staff cover for the period from 22 November 2021 to 8 April 2022. Visit Coronivirus Workforce Fund for Schools (

Additional financial information can be found in our Finance Zone (SchhoolsWeb)


Please refer to the latest version of Keeping Children Safe in Education (GOV.UK)


Visit School Attendance (GOV.UK) which covers registers and attendance codes (including circumstances due to coronavirus (COVID-19), school hours. term-dates and improving school attendance.

Additional information can be found on our County Attendance page (SchoolsWeb)

You can contact the County Attendance Team by emailing

Behaviour, Wellbeing, and Pastoral Care

Advice, guidance, template letters, and much more surrounding pupil wellbeing, welfare, and behaviour issues can be found within the behavior and wellbeing zone (SchoolsWeb)

Wellbeing Support

There is support for all School Staff from Buckinghamshire’s Education Psychology Team.

The Well-being Support and Advice Line is a confidential helpline staffed by Buckinghamshire’s Educational Psychology Team. 

Telephone: 01296 383 219

Additional Information is available within the Behaviour and Wellbeing Zone (SchoolsWeb)

Trauma webinars delivered by Louise Bomber

These three webinars are packed with practical strategies to reduce the trauma experienced by young people (and ourselves) during the current crisis and beyond.

View the webinars

Business continuity planning

Advice and templates for resilience policies and Business Continuity Plans are available in our emergency planning guidance page. (Login required)

Business Continuity Plan template

Advice for Families in Bucks

Please visit the Family Information Service website for further resources, information, and support available.

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

You can call the DfE if you cannot find the information you need online. Call the DfE coronavirus helpline if you have a query in England about:

  • early years including nurseries
  • schools
  • colleges
  • universities
  • children’s social care

If you work in a school, you’ll need your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) when you contact DfE.

DfE coronavirus helpline
Telephone: 0800 046 8687
Availble Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Find out about call charges

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