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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 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

Download: Minister Ford open letter to the SEND sector 9 November 2020


Further guidance

HR support and Liberata contact information

If you have a HR related query, please contact your HR Provider. For schools who use Liberata their contact details are:

Phone: 01905 947445
Email: WCCHRConsultancy@liberata.com


Health and safety

If you have a Health and Safety query, please contact your Health and Safety provider. For all maintained schools, please contact the Corporate Health and Safety Manager.

Telephone: 01905 845920


Public Health

There are important actions that children and young people, their parents and those who work with them can take during the coronavirus outbreak, to help prevent the spread of the virus. Download: Covid19 Public Health Guidance for Mainstream Schools and Download: Covid19 Public Health Guidance for Special Schools

Please contact your Public Health School Nurse Team for general public health advice

Worcestershire North (Redditch, Bromsgrove, Wyre Forest): 07754 858693
Worcestershire South (Worcester City, Malvern, Wychavon): 07754 858679


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