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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 1 March 2021:

England (DfE):  Face coverings in education: Updated Guidance on the use of face coverings for schools and other education institutions that teach people in years 7 and above in England.

Latest DfE updated guidance and information 

Welsh Government:

Changes to the School Organisation Code: coronavirus Guidance

Registering temporary pupils: coronavirus Guidance

Changes to school session times: coronavirus Guidance

Updates 28 February 2021:


DfE: All households with children of school age to get 2 rapid COVID-19 tests per person per week


Updates 26 February 2021:

UK: Voice Community: Vaccination decision deeply disappointing

Northern Ireland: 

Children and Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing in Education Framework launchedAn investment of £6.5million annually will be provided 

Weir announces dates for CCEA 2021 examination results

Circular 2021/03 - Curriculum Planning - March 2021 - Return for Years 1 to 3 to face-to-face learning  

COVID-19 Home Test Kits - National Testing Initiative - Replenishment of Kits  Guidance literature

Updates 25 February 2021:

Voice Community: Updated COVID-19 FAQs

England: Blog: Assessment arrangements

Scotland:  SNCT Teachers' Panel letter: COVID-19 Absence of effective mitigations in schools, February 2021 (pdf)
Letter from members of the Teachers’ Panel (which includes Voice Community Scotland) highlighting our concerns and discontent regarding the failures in implementation of mitigation measures that should already be in place in schools.

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