Updated 2nd November 2020, 10:18. For the latest medical advice, visit NHS.uk/Coronavirus.
Schools will remain open throughout the November lockdown
The Prime Minister has announced that new national restrictions will come into force from Thursday 5th November however, schools will remain open and operating as normal throughout November.
Devon County Council and the Department of Education have been working closely together to ensure schools have the information and support they need during this testing time. Click here to learn more about how Devon County Council and Devon schools are responding to the coronavirus outbreak.
Limiting spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings
Education settings can help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) by reminding everyone of the public health advice.
Staff, children, pupils, students and families should be reminded to wash their hands for 20 seconds more frequently than normal.
Frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly, using your standard cleaning products. Posters, leaflets and other materials are available.
Cleaning and Waste
See guidance from the government on cleaning and waste disposal.
Tools for use in childcare and educational settings
There is a dedicated helpline number for educational settings – please call 0800 046 8687 for any specific question not covered on this page.
Public Health England has created resource materials that contain public health advice about how you can help stop the spread of viruses, like those that cause coronavirus (COVID-19), by practising good respiratory and hand hygiene. To access, download and share this information, you will need to register for an account which only takes a couple of minutes.
Use e-Bug resources to teach pupils about hygiene.