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. Click here to find out more information.
- Contact your school for their specific arrangements.
- Our returning to school guidance covers free school meals, home to school transport and safety measures.
Re-opening schools – guidance for parents and carers (GOV.UK). Parents will not be fined for non-attendance at this time.
Information for key workers parents (and other eligible groups)
- Free school meals – schools are now closed but children currently eligible for free school meals should have been contacted about a voucher scheme. Contact HertsHelp for further advice or assistance.
- In year admissions – with schools closed, there may be a delay in offering a place.
- School appeals – appeals will be heard by telephone conferencing. Some processes and hearings may be delayed. Email email@example.com for updates on your appeal.
- All child work permits have been suspended, and we'll not be issuing any new work permits or child performance licences until further notice.
- YC Hertfordshire access points have now re-opened for face-to-face advice and support, but young people can still phone or email to speak to a Personal Adviser. YC Hertfordshire youth work projects in young people’s centres will be resuming in September 2020.
- Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) - visit the SEND Local Offer for updates.
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.