Diocese of Portsmouth

Coronavirus and Schools

Government guidance for educational settings

Our C of E schools have welcomed back pupil for the start of the autumn term and will continue to keep those children safe with appropriate hygiene and social distancing restrictions in place. If you are looking for information about a specific school, do contact that school for details. A list of C of E schools in our diocese can be found here.

If you are from a school, looking for the most up-to-date Department for Education (DfE)/Public Health England advice for education providers, it 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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