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Guidance for schools, colleges, nurseries and other education and early years settings on the coronavirus, COVID-19, and information for members.

Updates 29 October 2020: Northern Ireland: 

Face coverings to be mandatory on all school transport for post-primary children

Weir welcomes additional funding to help schools respond to COVID-19 pressures

Education Scotland: Strengthening support for school staff: The Scottish Government has announced new support to be offered to school staff as part of a £1.5 million funding package to help manage additional pressures as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Welsh Government: Written Statement: Advice to inform the approach to qualifications in 2021: "I will be announcing the approach that will be taken to qualifications in 2021 on Tuesday 10 November."

Updates 27 October 2020: Scotland:

Education Scotland has launched a COVID-19 Education Recovery page on its website to provide a single point of access to documents related to education recovery and guidelines on practical activities.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland's Strategic Framework (23 October 2020)

Updates 22 October 2020:  Welsh Government:

Education Minister's briefing on firebreak (BBC News)

Schools: coronavirus firebreak guidance

Further education and apprenticeships: coronavirus firebreak guidance

£10 million to support university students through pandemic 

Examinations and assessments: coronavirus: Information on examinations and assessments, including A levels, during the coronavirus pandemic.

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