Coronavirus (COVID-19)


COVID-19 School Provision

COVID-19 School Provision

Government guidance

Get help with technology during coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK ( 12 Jan 21 - Guidance for local authorities, academy trusts and schools on devices and support available to provide remote education and access to children’s social care.

Protective measures for holiday and after-school clubs, and other out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - GOV.UK ( 8 Jan 21

Children of critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings - GOV.UK (

School attendance: guidance for schools - GOV.UK ( 7 Jan 21 - Covers registers and attendance codes (including circumstances due to coronavirus (COVID-19)), school hours and term dates, and improving school attendance

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak 7 Jan 21 - Responsibilities, Risk and controls

Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, early years and children’s social care - GOV.UK ( 7 Jan 21 - Funding and financial support available for education, childcare and children’s social care organisation

Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: schools (

  • 6 Jan 21 – Including
  • Attendance –who should attend, recording Testing
  • Workforce
  • Free School Meals
  • Educational visits
  • Remote education – including expectations
  • Accountability–inspections, exams and assessments

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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