England: New and Updated Government Covid-19 Guidance

02 September 2020

Since the start of the epidemic the Government has produced a significant amount of guidance for schools, social services and the NHS. This is sometimes updated and we know that it has been difficult for many parents to keep up with all the changes and know what the government expects to be happening for their children.

This is our weekly post on new guidance and updates that we think will be the most relevant to families with children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their supporters.

So, here’s our selection from the last seven days:

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Published 1 July 2020
Last updated 20 August 2020

Face coverings in education

Guidance on the use of face coverings for schools and other education institutions that teach people in Years 7 and above in England.

Published 26 August 2020

Vulnerable children and young people survey

Summary of local authority survey in England to help understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on children’s social care.

Published 26 August 2020

Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance on temporary changes to special educational needs and disability legislation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Updated guidance to show that the Amendment Regulations will expire on 25 September 2020.

Published 30 April 2020
Last updated 26 August 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): home test kits for schools and FE providers

Guidance for schools and further education (FE) providers on the initial supply of coronavirus (COVID-19) home testing kits for pupils, teachers and staff.

Published 26 August 2020

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