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To help support you we have been reading through guidance and rules that the government have published on Coronavirus, and to make things easier for you we have grouped some relevant pages to help guide you.

Government Advice & Guidance


With all the information out there it can be quite confusing piecing together the important information you need to know about Covid-19 and the lockdown. Well here at PACT HR we have pieced together a series of important links that the government are keeping updated so you are always in the know.

Last updated: 2nd March 2021

Follow the links below:

National Guidance

National lockdown: stay at home – guidance for the public on the current rules during this national lockdown.

The roadmap out of lockdown – setting out the Government’s 4-stage plan to gradually ease restrictions.

Mental health and wellbeing – guidance for the public on looking after our mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic.

Self-isolating – guidance for households with possible Covid-19 infection.

Social distancing – applicable to England only.

Shielding – guidance for protecting people classed as clinically extremely vulnerable from the virus.

Testing – apply for a free NHS test to find out if you have Covid-19.

Vaccination – information from the NHS to book, manage and read about the vaccination.

School Specific

Face coverings – guidance for when these are required in primary and secondary schools, updated to reflect the full re-openings from 8th March 2021.

Managing a school during coronavirus – includes guidance up to and after 8th March 2021 covering a range of potential issues schools may face during the pandemic, including public health advice, school operations, pastoral support, staffing, managing confirmed cases and contingency planning.

Managing an early years setting during coronavirus – includes guidance for nurseries, wraparound care and before and after school clubs.

Managing special schools and specialist settings during coronavirus – includes guidance for special schools, SPIs and alternative provision.

Working safely in educational settings – including the use of PPE.

As Government advice and guidance surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic changes regularly, we have replaced our previous FAQ document with links to the current guidance. If you still require advice regarding a particular situation at your school, please contact your designated HR Business Partner who will support you and help you to look at each situation on a case by case basis.