DfE Schools coronavirus (COVID-19) operational guidance (May 2021)
New DfE Schools coronavirus (COVID-19) operational guidance document (May 2021)
This guidance explains the actions school leaders should take to minimise the risk of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in their school. This includes public health advice, endorsed by Public Health England (PHE).
Who is this publication for?
It is for leaders and staff in:
- primary schools
- secondary schools (including sixth forms)
- special schools, special post-16 providers and alternative provision
- 16 to 19 academies
- infant, junior, middle, upper schools
- boarding schools
We expect independent schools to follow the control measures set out in this guidance in the same way as state-funded schools, and health and safety legislation applies equally to independent schools.
Where this guidance refers to schools, that does not include maintained nursery schools or pre-reception classes.
Download the detailed full document here.
Residential visits are based around using and protecting existing bubbles. While it doesn’t specify occupation per room it recommends not exceeding 6 (page 47).