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What Parents and Carers Need to Know

DFE Guidance


Main messages

The key messages from this guidance are:

  • nurseries, pre-schools and childminders are open, including maintained nursery schools and nursery classes in schools

  • children can attend for their usual hours of care

  • the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has made it clear that the overwhelming majority of children and young people still have no symptoms or very mild illness only

  • all secondary and college students, their families and support bubbles have been offered coronavirus (COVID-19) testing (rapid lateral flow test)

  • rapid lateral flow testing is now available to everyone in England and you’re advised to do a test twice a week

  • all pupils and students should attend school or college whether they take part in testing or not

  • from 17 May, in line with Step 3 of the roadmap, face coverings will no longer be recommended for pupils in classrooms or communal areas in all schools and colleges

  • children and young people aged 11 and over must still wear a face covering on public transport, and in accordance with advice from Public Health England (PHE), they must also wear a face covering when travelling on dedicated transport to secondary school or college (unless exempt)