COVID-19 rapid testing (if you don’t have symptoms)

If you can’t work from home or you’re a key worker you can now book a rapid COVID-19 test if you don’t have symptoms.


Keep Southwark Safe

Back to school during COVID-19

In line with the introduction of a national lockdown on Tuesday 5 January, Southwark’s primary schools, secondary schools and colleges will remain open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers only. All other children will learn remotely until February half term.

Our schools have been preparing to deliver remote learning as soon as they possibly can, whilst also ensuring they can continue to provide safe teaching on-site for vulnerable children and children of key workers.

Time away from learning can have a negative impact on a child’s development, so it's important that children continue to engage with their learning to prevent any long-term impacts of being out of education. If you have concerns about sending your child to school (vulnerable or key worker children only at present) or you're experiencing barriers to accessing remote learning, speak with your school. You can also contact our back to school team.

Southwark schools have worked extremely hard throughout this pandemic to prioritise our children’s education, and we'll support them through this next phase. As always, the council and our schools are grateful for parents’ and carers’ patience.

Page last updated: 12 January 2021

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