Coronavirus (COVID-19)


COVID-19 School Provision

COVID-19 School Provision

Government guidance

Guidance for full opening - schools – GOV.UK

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Buckinghamshire Council guidance

Full Opening - September 2020

Buckinghamshire Council have been working with schools and Public Health to produce a working document for you.

We hope that this will aid your planning and preparation work as well as answer some of your questions.

A framework which breaks down the guidance

A checklist against the key categories for planning

Out of School Settings Guidance - ‘Protective measures for out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak’.  This has been produced by the Early Years team, but all schools and settings may find it of use.

Identification of key duties


Process in the event of local outbreaks

The tiers of restriction for education and childcare, summarised in annex 3 of the contain framework and in guidance on higher education, work alongside the local COVID alert level framework.

At all local alert levels, the expectation is that education and childcare provision should continue as normal. The government has been very clear that limiting attendance at schools and other education settings should only be done as a last resort, even in areas where a local alert level is ‘high’ or ‘very high’.

Decisions on any restrictions necessary in education or childcare settings are taken separately on a case-by-case basis in the light of local circumstances, including information about the incidence and transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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