Guidance published on impact of new restrictions on education amid Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance published on impact of new restrictions on education amid Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department for Education has published guidance on how the new national coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, which come into force on 5 November 2020, will impact education, childcare and children’s social care settings in England. The guidance confirms that the wellbeing and future of children and young people remain a priority and educational establishments will not be closing. Therefore, children, young people, parents and carers can leave their home for childcare or education.

Key points from the guidance include:

• there is no change concerning face coverings rules in early years settings—it is still not mandatory for staff and visitors to wear face coverings

• children who live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable but are not clinically extremely vulnerable themselves should still attend education or childcare

• out of school activities can continue if their main purpose is providing registered childcare or where they are reasonably necessary to enable parents to work or look for work, or undertake training or education

• exams should take place next summer

• schools have flexibility to decide how physical education and sport will be provided

• apprentices will continue in sectors which remain open

Source: Education and childcare settings: New National Restrictions from 5 November 2020

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