Diocese of Portsmouth

Coronavirus and Schools


Government guidance for educational settings

The most up-to-date Department for Education (DfE)/Public Health England advice for education providers can be read here.

The DfE coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows: - Phone: 0800 046 8687 - Opening hours: 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday. If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.

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