England: New and Updated Government Covid-19 Guidance

28 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 for the last seven days starting 18 September 2020 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:

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made:

Added new content on face coverings, toothbrushing, local lockdowns, music, dance and drama, pregnant women, visitors, visits, informal childcare, EYFS disapplications, supporting wellbeing, SEND legislation, journeys, dual settings, reopening of building emergency first aid, Job retention Bonus Scheme. Updated information on funding to align with other funding guidance, employer health and safety and equalities duties, shielding and safeguarding, managing COVID-19 cases.

Time updated

First published: 24 March 2020

Updated: 22 September 2020

Providing school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Guidance for schools and local authorities on school meals arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made:

Added link to guidance on free school meals from the Lead Association for Catering in Education.

First published:  19 March 2020
23 September 2020

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