Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care

UPDATED GUIDANCE: Preventing and controlling infection, including the use of PPE, in education, childcare and children’s social care settings during the coronavirus outbreak. The DfE has updated its guidance to clarify advice on the system of controls measures including PPE and the NHS test and trace process.

NOTE FROM CHRISTINA PONTING: Nothing in this seems to change what was said before that PPE is the exception in schools (section 6). It adds some additional clarity re transport, home visits, home/hospital tuition, children who regularly spit/ require physical contact, changing, first aid, young children and social distancing, how PPE should be worn, etc. However, we believe that a lot of this was included in the guidance already. The position, therefore, remains the same that PPE in schools is not the norm and is worn by exception.

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