Act now to avoid a local lockdown

We need you to act NOW. If everyone makes these small changes we can avoid a second lockdown. Stop meeting people outside your household. Wear a mask. Stop having visitors.

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2. GOV.UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus

Ministerial letter from Minister Ford, Parliamentary-Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, and Minister Whately, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Care, to children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers.

Guidance on temporary changes to education, health and care legislation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings

Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.

We would like to signpost four sets of guidance that published this week:

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We are working on further SEND-specific advice for the planned return to educational settings.

Because of the Coronavirus, some people are wearing PPE, personal protective equipment, to help them stay safe and healthy. This includes a face mask and gloves.

People may wear these out in the community, at school and even when they stay at home.

The transport staff who drive me to school and drive me home may wear a mask and gloves. I can choose to wear a mask and gloves too if I want to.

The transport staff may ask me to clean my hands with hand gel when I get on transport. This will help keep everyone healthy and safe.

People will have to give each other more space, this is known as social distancing. Social distancing is harder in transport, transport staff will help me to do this. I will have to sit in one place. Transport staff will tell me where to sit.

When I get home and when I get to school, I should wash my hands.

These are the best things to do to keep everybody healthy and safe.