Coronavirus Information 9th Septmeber 2020

9th September 2020

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

Updated guidance for special schools and other specialist settings

We have updated our guidance for special schools and other specialist settings to provide information on the support available to schools when sourcing supply teachers and information on the framework for supporting transport to and from schools.

It also provides information on the measures to take when teaching music, the performing arts, sports and physical education, the use of face coverings and the provision of wraparound care and extra-curricular activities.

The information below hasn’t changed since our last update.

Exam Results Helpline now available until 18 September

The Exam Results Helpline, delivered by the National Careers Service, has been extended and will now be available until 18 September to provide additional support to students and their parents as they consider their next steps. Callers to the helpline will have direct access to experienced careers advisers who can advise on the different options available to them including T levels, A levels, GCSEs, BTECs, apprenticeships and other vocational options. Support will also be available on topics such as clearing, university, gap years and the autumn exam series.

Phone: 0800 100 900

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 8am to 10pm

Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline is available to answer questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm