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September 2022 Update

The government has removed remaining domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19: 

  • Get Vaccinated 
  • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces

Although students are no longer being tested, please follow the following protocols: 

  • Children and young people should not attend if they have a high temperature and are unwell.
  • Children and young people who have a positive test result for COVID-19 should not attend the setting for 3 days after the day of the test. 
  • Children with mild symptoms such as runny nose, and headache who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their setting. 


Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 4pm

If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the helpline.

Helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email:

Individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, and any of the following apply:

  • they are fully vaccinated
  • they are below the age of 18 years and 6 months
  • they have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
  • they are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons.