The Covid-19 policy (and addendums) listed below are the current approved generic versions. Any sections highlighted in yellow are setting specific. For the setting’s own version, please visit their website. To view, simply click on the link below:
Coronavirus Act 2020 – Notices to temporarily remove or relax statutory requirements in education and childcare
The Government recognises that during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, flexibility will be needed in education and childcare settings, and for local authorities and health commissioning bodies. The Secretary of State for Education has previously issued notices, under the Coronavirus Act 2020, to temporarily remove or relax specified statutory requirements (and provisions in academy arrangements). The most recent notices were issued on 28 May 2020. The specified period in which those notices applied was from 1 June 2020 to 30 June 2020.
The Secretary of State for Education has reviewed the notices and decided to issue new notices with the same effect (applying from 1 July 2020 to 31 July 2020) to:
The Government will continuously review whether these notices are an appropriate and proportionate action in all the circumstances relating to the incidence or transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). Further notices may be made as a result.