School guidance for parents and pupils during COVID-19

Get advice on who to contact if you have concerns about your child attending school, face coverings, vaccines and testing during COVID-19.

How we are supporting pupils to remain in school

Our priority is for schools, colleges, childminders and nurseries to deliver face-to-face education and care to children and young people. Pupils who get a better education tend to lead healthier lives and do better in life. The government review and manage the risk of pupils being in school during COVID-19. The aim is to reduce the impact and disruption on children and young people's education.

Health data shows that most children and young people still have no symptoms or very mild illness only. 

It is important for pupils to remain in school or college for their:

  • educational progress
  • wellbeing
  • wider development 

Schools and colleges continue to use protective measures that they have been using throughout the pandemic. Your child’s school or college can give you more information about the measures they have in place.

Find out about testing and face coverings in schools, and vaccinations for children.

Find out about support and resources for children and young people that could be helpful during COVID-19. 

You can find out which vaccination is currently our best protection against COVID-19.

Page last updated: 03 February 2022

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