Is it compulsory for my child to attend their education setting during the coronavirus (Covid-19)?

In England, from 8 March 2021 all children and students should return to school or college and attendance will be mandatory again from this date. Secondary aged pupils (year 7 and above) should take part in asymptomatic testing upon their return. Pupils can return to school or college following their first negative test result. 

If your child is unable to attend school or college for these reasons, your education setting will provide support with remote education and pastoral support. If your child is within the definition of vulnerable and unable to attend, it is important that their school or college put systems in place to keep in contact with them.

Further information can be found on the website. 

We recognise that return arrangements and dates differ in each of the devolved nations, however it is key to discuss the situation with your child’s education setting.

Additional information for the nations can be found on the relevant government websites. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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