Coronavirus COVID-19 advice and guidance for schools

Government guidance

Website: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Education and childcare from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)


The Department for Education

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline their opening hours are 8.00am to 6.00pm (Monday to Friday):

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk


Reporting of suspected and confirmed cases and suspected outbreaks

Worcestershire Public Health, the County Council and Worcestershire Children First recommend that all schools, colleges and early years providers should report positive cases for both staff and pupils locally in the first instance through the Worcestershire County Council Local Outbreak Response Team (LORT):

Website: Online notification form (opens in a new window)
Email: WCChealthprotection@worcestershire.gov.uk
Telephone: 01905 845491

Further guidance


Are your out of hours contact details up to date for your school?

Our emergency planning colleagues have requested that the out of hours contact details for your Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher and/or Business Manager are all completed and kept up to date on the schools portal (opens in a new window)


Do you have a question or can’t find the information you need?

Worcestershire Children First support

Daily support continues to be available for the foreseeable future to respond to any questions or COVID-19 response issues you need to raise. See the latest Coronavirus COVID-19 Education and Early Help Bulletin for more information.

You can contact the WCF helpdesk via email at support@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk