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Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for continuity in learning

Published: 30 Jul 2020
Last updated: 25 Mar 2021 - see all updates

Guidance to help local authorities, early learning centres and schools continue to support children and young people's learning during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for continuity in learning
Health and safety

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Health and safety

Returning to school will be an anxious time for a number of children and young people, parents and carers and staff. To support children and young people with additional support needs back to school, local authorities and schools should ensure that personalised support is in place to meet their physical and emotional needs. 

This support should be developed in partnership with parents and carers, children and young people and staff. It is important that schools and local authorities regularly communicate with parents and carers including sharing steps that are being taken to mitigate risk and keep children and young people with additional support needs safe at school. These steps are set out in full within the Coronavirus: reducing risks in schools guidance. These include the need for appropriate risk assessment, physical distancing and personal protective equipment (PPE). Further guidance is also available from Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on schools reopening and Coronavirus (COVID-19): supporting children and young people with complex additional support needs


First published: 30 Jul 2020 Last updated: 25 Mar 2021 -