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Schools COVID-19 operational guidance (Updated 24th February 2022)

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak (Updated 2nd January 2022)

What parents and carers need to know about about early years providers, schools and colleges (Updated 2nd January 2022)

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection (Updated 30th December 2021)

What parents and carers need to know about about early years providers, schools and colleges (Updated 17th August 2021)

Schools COVID-19 operational guidance (Updated 27th August 2021)

Schools coronavirus (COVID-19) operational guidance (Updated May 2021)

A guide to rapid COVID-19 testing for parents

Schools coronavirus (COVID-19) operational guidance (Updated February 2021)

Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: schools Guidance for all schools in England (Updated February 2021)

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges (updated January 2021)

Guidance: Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) (Updated 13 October 2020)

Guidance: Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make your own (Updated 24 September 2020)

School opening from September 2020

Remote Learning Policy

Risk Assessment

DfE Coronavirus Helpline

Get the latest NHS information and advice about Coronavirus (Covid-19)


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – help and support

East Sussex County Council is working with partners in the NHS, Public Health England, the Government and local services to manage the situation and to help and protect you.



NHS Test and Trace

The Government launched the NHS test and trace service in May as part of its recovery strategy. This means that anyone who has symptoms will be tested and their close contacts will be traced.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell - this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal


Testing and tracing for coronavirus

Get a test to check if you have coronavirus, understand your test result and find out what to do if you're contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

How do I get a test?

You can apply for a test online.

We'll ask you:

  • how you want to get the test – at a drive-through or walk-through test site or by ordering a home test kit
  • for details such as your name, mobile phone number and address

Get a coronavirus test

A Coronavirus Book for Children

Please click here for a useful book for children on the Coronavirus.

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