Coronavirus (COVID-19)—education tracker 2020 [Archived]

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

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—education tracker 2020 [Archived]
  • Primary Legislation
  • Legislation—made statutory instruments
  • Government guidance
  • Other sources of information
  • News analysis

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—education tracker 2020 [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

This tracker was used to track key developments, legislation, guidance and briefing notes relating to the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) in 2020, focusing on updates relevant to education. It is designed to provide a historical record of the legislation and guidance in place and used during that period. 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

DevelopmentWhen in forceFind out more
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 2020Emergency 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 on the day or

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