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