Coronavirus Information 29th October 2020

29th October 2020

This is your daily email to keep you updated on the government’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Completing the daily educational setting status form

If your school or college is currently closed for the half term break you do not need to complete the daily educational setting status form.

Please resume completing the form on the first day that your school or college reopens after half term.

The form should be completed daily by 2pm to allow the Department for Education (DfE) to use the data on the same day. If you cannot meet the 2pm deadline, please submit the form as soon as you can. Data submitted after the deadline may not be included in DfE daily figures. You can get help if you have problems while using the form.

Further information can be found in our guidance on how to complete the educational setting status form.

The information below hasn’t changed since our last update

Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline – opening hours

The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline is available to answer questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to education settings and children’s social care.

Please listen carefully to all of the available options before selecting the most appropriate option for your nursery, school, college or university.

Please select option 1 or 2 if you require specific advice on the action to take to respond to a positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your setting. This option will take you through to a dedicated team of NHS Business Services Authority advisors who will work through a risk assessment with you to identify close contacts and will inform you what action is needed based on the latest public health advice.

Please select option 3 or 4 for any other questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to education settings and children’s social care.

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm

Look up your unique organisation number (UON)

If you have not received your unique organisation number (UON) for ordering new coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits you can can look it up using your unique reference number (URN) or your UK provider reference number (UKPRN) or by calling the Test and Trace helpdesk on 119

Department for Education guidance

Our guidance to support education providers, local authorities and parents during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak can be accessed using the links below: