Covid-19 school guidance for parents and carers

Last updated: Thursday 15 September 2022

There are currently no restriction in place and we are all being advised to follow the guidance set out in Living safely with respiratory infections, including Covid-19

As we learn to live safely with Covid-19, there are things we can all do to help reduce the risk of catching the virus and passing it on to others. These actions will also help to reduce the spread of other respiratory infections, such as flu, which can spread easily and may cause serious illness in some people.

To reduce the spread of the virus, schools will continue to implement control measures such as:

  • Ensuring there is suitable ventilation such as opening windows where appropriate and letting in fresh air in where possible
  • Maintain and enhance a cleaning regime by ensuring busy or heavily used areas are cleaned thoroughly and regularly
  • Regular handwashing by encouraging children to wash their hands as often as possible, especially after using the toilet, coughing or sneezing (in a tissue and discarding appropriately) and before and after eating
  • Ask parents to keep their child at home if they feel unwell enough to attend school

There is also general advice on what to do if  your child has Covid-19 or symptoms here 

Schools and other childcare settings follow existing guidance on what actions they should consider taking concerning the public health management of specific infectious diseases.


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