Last updated 12 May 2022
From Friday 1 April, most coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for education settings has been withdrawn in England following the Living with COVID announcement from the Government. However, we will continue to update this page to reflect the most current information and guidance that remains.
Where to find the latest information
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – NHS
- Updated: Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – NHS
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support – GOV.UK
- Coronavirus information | Stoke-on-Trent
- New: People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19 – GOV.UK
- New: Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19 – GOV.UK
- New: Ventilation of indoor spaces to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) – GOV.UK
- New: COVID-19: guidance for people whose immune system means they are at higher risk – GOV.UK
- Families & Children | CDC
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters – World Health Organization (WHO)
- Facts on Coronavirus – Full Fact
Advice and support for parents/carers
- Remember: If you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.
- Students who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.
- Staff members who have a positive coronavirus test result will try to self-isolate for five days, and students should self-isolate for three days.
- Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education setting, and schools will no longer be able to order test kits.
- Coronavirus – rules you need to follow – Citizens Advice
COVID-19 Vaccination programme:
- Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
- Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site – NHS
- Official MHRA side effect and adverse incident reporting site for coronavirus treatments and vaccines | Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Exams in Summer 2022:
- GCSE, AS and A level qualifications in 2022 – GOV.UK
- Student guide to exams and formal assessments in 2021 to 2022 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- Summer 2022 Arrangements – JCQ Joint Council for Qualifications
- New: Subject content and assessment arrangements 2022 to 2023 – GOV.UK
- Ofqual: rolling update – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Home learning and online safety:
- Guidance and resources for remote teaching and home learning can be found on our dedicated Home Learning page.
- Providing remote education: guidance for schools – GOV.UK
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online – GOV.UK
- Distance learning with Microsoft 365: Guidance for parents and guardians
- Video chatting: a guide for parents and carers of secondary school-age children | Parent Info
- 7 Top Tips to Support Key Stage 2 Children Reading at Home
- How to Manage Parenting, Screen Time & Digital Wellbeing During COVID-19 – Kidscape
- #StaySafeStayHome – Helpful Online Resources | Internet Matters
- Six top tips to keep primary kids safe online during school closure – LGFL
- Stay safe at home. Stay safe online. | End Violence
- Supporting your child with reporting unwanted content online | Parent Info
- Further links to advice and resources for keeping children safe whilst using the internet can be found on our Online Safety page.
- It is important children can talk about their concerns and do not bottle up their fears as they see change and worry around them, so don’t pretend nothing is happening. For advice on how to tackle this, please read through the following:
- How to cope with anxiety about getting “back to normal” – Coronavirus – Every Mind Matters – NHS
- Looking after a child or young person’s mental health – Every Mind Matters
- Muslim Mental Health: The Services and Organisations You Can Contact | Amaliah
- Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19 – Emerging Minds
- Five values to teach our kids in lockdown – Islam21c
- Coronavirus and your mental health – Mind
- Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak – Mental Health Foundation
- Happier Kinder Together | Action for Happiness
- Staying-Home-in-Style-Interactive – Strengthening Minds
Advice and support for students
- A letter to young people from Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education – Education in the media
- Catch it. Kill it. Bin it. – NHS
- Du’a for protection from harm -An Nasihah Publications
- Du’a for protection from Illnesses – An Nasihah Publications
- Coronavirus and your wellbeing – for young people – Mind
- Coronavirus and mental health – Young Minds
- Find out about coronavirus and what you can do if you’re worried – Childline
- Structured Home Learning Ideas – Careermap
- How to Get Ahead During Lockdown: Advice from a Careers Adviser – RateMyApprenticeship
- Further links to advice and resources about mental health and wellbeing can be found on our Pastoral Care page.
- Further links to advice and resources about staying safe whilst using the internet can be found on our Online Safety page.