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Education guidance

As the situation regarding the coronavirus has developed, Public Health Services has produced guidance for schools and colleges. These are being updated as the advice changes so please keep checking back to ensure you have the most up-to-date version.

This page was last updated on 18 September 2020 at 16:50

Schools re-opened to all students five days a week on Monday 8th June, and the remainder of the term played out up to the start of the summer holidays.

Following the move to Phase 5 of the island’s exit from lockdown, and the start of the Bailiwick Bubble, social distancing measures no longer apply. This means when schools resume for the new year in September, day to day business will be “as normal”. Public Health and Education continue to monitor the situation.

If your child develops any flu-like symptoms such as a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or loss of taste of small, please do not send them to school or college until 48 hours after all symptoms have cleared. If you need advice please contact the Clinical Helpline. However, if your child has a pre-existing condition, which means they regularly have a symptom linked to COVID-19 (for example, if your child is asthmatic and regularly has a cough) we would advise you to proactively speak to their teacher about it. 

In terms of school attendance, any student who has travelled from a Group B area and has received a negative COVID-19 test result and moved into the seven-day passive surveillance phase is able to attend school.

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Clinical questions

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Non-clinical enquiries

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Businesses with financial concerns

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Guidance for critical businesses and workers

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