During the COVID-19 pandemic schools must provide a Risk Assessment. We have shared it with parents, staff and interested third parties, You can read the summary COVID-19 SUMMARY RISK ASSESSMENT or full risk assessment here: COVID-19 FULL RISK ASSESSMENT
Our Compliance Code for Educational Settings can be read here.
UPDATE: as of Monday 21st February the Government announced a new strategy called Living With Covid.
LIVING WITH COVID-19 - Changes at a glance
Today, 21 February the Government is:
● Removing the guidance for staff and students in most education and childcare
settings to undertake twice weekly asymptomatic testing.
From 24 February the Government will:
● Remove the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. Adults and
children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid
contact with other people for at least 5 full days and then continue to follow the
guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days.
● No longer ask fully vaccinated close contacts and those aged under 18 to test
daily for 7 days, and remove the legal requirement for close contacts who are not
fully vaccinated to self-isolate.
● End self-isolation support payments, national funding for practical support and the
medicine delivery service will no longer be available.
● End routine contact tracing. Contacts will no longer be required to self-isolate or
advised to take daily tests.
● End the legal obligation for individuals to tell their employers when they are
required to self-isolate.
● Revoke The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3)
From 24 March, the Government will:
● Remove the COVID-19 provisions within the Statutory Sick Pay and Employment
and Support Allowance regulations.
From 1 April, the Government will:
● Remove the current guidance on voluntary COVID-status certification in domestic
settings and no longer recommend that certain venues use the NHS COVID
● Update guidance setting out the ongoing steps that people with COVID-19 should
take to minimise contact with other people. This will align with the changes to
Further information on Living With Covid