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Coronavirus - the latest information and resources for school leaders

With the situation changing rapidly in reaction to the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, we've set up a central place for you to access the latest news and advice for school leaders.

Rest assured that we are firmly committed to supporting our members to the highest possible standard, without putting the health and well-being of our members or colleagues at risk.

You can access our general advice line (0300 30 30 333) between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, and our counselling line is open 24/7.

Covid-19 – supporting staff for the return to school

Schools, as employers, must take steps to ensure their premises are covid-19 secure and follow the system of controls set out in the Department for Education’s guidance. In particular, school leaders need to decide on how their staff can work safely.

Our ongoing advice is that schools should continue to assess individual members of staff who may be at increased covid-19 risk and put reasonable adjustments in place, especially for those staff with serious medical conditions and caring responsibilities.

To help our members, we’ve developed the following advice as an approach to supporting vulnerable and concerned members of staff in their return to school. 

First published 21 September 2020