Coronavirus (COVID-19)—education tracker

The following Local Government practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—education tracker
  • Primary Legislation
  • Legislation—made statutory instruments
  • Government guidance
  • Other sources of information
  • News analysis

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—education tracker

This tracker is focused on education and is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and other sources of interest relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) and education, where relevant to local government lawyers. It is designed to provide an easy reference point for relevant content for education lawyers working in or with local authorities during the coronavirus outbreak. For a navigational list of all local government coronavirus trackers, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—local government tracker up to 18 July 2021 [Archived].

Primary Legislation

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Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020)
  1. CA 2020, ss 37–38 (schools, childcare providers etc)

  2. CA 2020, Sch 16 Pt 1 (temporary closure of educational institutions and childcare premises

25 March 2020 Emergency measures in place and relaxation of education duties to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic
This Act is made to enable the government to respond to an emergency situation and manage the effects of a coronavirus pandemic. A severe pandemic could infect up to 80% of the population leading to a reduced workforce, increased pressure on health services and death management processes. This Act contains temporary measures designed to either amend existing legislative provisions or introduce new statutory powers which are designed to mitigate these impacts. It comes into force partly on 25 March 2020 and fully

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