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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: 20th October 2020

Follow the links below:

Schools*

*Must be read in conjunction with the local guidance, as additional restrictions are likely to apply depending on the COVID alert level.

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Face coverings – guidance for when these are required in primary and secondary schools.

Guidance for full school opening – covers 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.

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

Local guidance

Local COVID alert levels: what you need to know – information on the COVID alert levels introduced on 12th October 2020 including what the different levels are and which applies to your local area.

National guidance*

*Must be read in conjunction with the local guidance, as additional restrictions are likely to apply depending on the COVID alert level.

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 (please be aware of the additional restrictions in line with the local COVID alert level).

Shielding – guidance for protecting people classed as clinically extremely vulnerable from the virus (as above please be aware of the additional restrictions in line with the local COVID alert level).

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

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.