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Guidance for schools and other educational settings on the coronavirus, COVID-19, and information for members. Updated 10 July 2020: England: Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings Updated guidance. More DfE updates.

Northern Ireland:  Update on additional support measures for children this summer 

Updated 9 July 2020: Wales: 900 extra teaching staff in plan to “Recruit, recover and raise standards”  /   Education Minister announces ‘back to school’ plans for September  Written Statement: Arrangements for Schools in September and Technical Advisory Group paper  / Voice Cymru comments on September plans and extra teaching staff

Updated 8 July 2020: Voice: FAQs (Latest updates:  Health and Safety.)

Wales: Wales’ Test, Trace, Protect Strategy: COVID-19 Guidance for Education Settings (pdf)

Scotland: Early learning and childcare: letter to Directors of Education ELC LA leads (8 July 2020)
Joint letter from COSLA and Minister for Children and Young People Maree Todd MSP to Directors of Education, early learning and childcare (ELC) local authority leads. The statutory entitlement to ELC from 11 August will remain 600 hours. The legal obligation to increase provision to 1140 hours from August 2020 has been suspended.

Northern Ireland: Weir announces free wi-fi scheme for disadvantaged pupils

Update 6 July 2020: Scotland: Letter from Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee to Education Recovery Group (pdf)

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