Heads Up 17 July 2020


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Guidance for getting all pupils back in the autumn term

The Department for Education has published guidance for schools, outlining plans for the autumn.

The plans include - 

  • Lift current restrictions on group sizes to allow schools, colleges and nurseries to fully reopen to all children and young people as COVID-19 infection rates continue to fall
  • Keep children in class or year group sized ‘bubbles’ and encourage older children and staff to keep their distance from each other where possible
  • Encourage testing if staff, pupils or their families develop Covid-19 symptoms and provide access to easy to use home testing kits for children and staff who would otherwise be unable to get a test
  • Increase the frequency of cleaning and minimise contact in corridors
  • Take action in circumstances where there is a positive case in a school or college

Full details can be found using the following link - Guidance for full opening: schools

Guidance for parents about what to expect in September can be found here


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