Government extends disapplication of non-attendance offences amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government extends disapplication of non-attendance offences amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that the Secretary of State for Education has issued a fifth notice, further disapplying offences for non-attendance in schools during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The notice temporarily disapplies offences for parents who fail to ensure the regular attendance at school of their children and applies from 7 January–6 February 2021.

The DfE has also amended a guidance page, School attendance: guidance for schools, to reflect the temporary disapplication of offences.

The Secretary of State for Education is permitted under the Coronavirus Act 2020 to temporarily remove or relax statutory requirements where necessary in relation to the incidence or transmission of coronavirus.

Source: Disapplication notice: school attendance legislation changes

Related Articles:
Latest Articles: