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Operational guidance for schools and settings - Waiting for updated version

This guidance applies to schools and settings and sets out how schools and settings can continue to make their sites as safe as possible for staff and learners.

Further guidance and services

COVID-19 interventions in schools: approach to the autumn term 2021 to 2022

Support for schools and local authorities to plan for the approach to COVID interventions from 1 September 2021.

COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool

Check if you are at higher risk of more serious symptoms if you come into contact with COVID-19.

COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool: guidance

COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool guidance for managers and staff.

COVID-19 vaccinations: guidance for employers

Helps employers understand the implications of staff and customer COVID-19 vaccination status.

Workplace guidance for employers and employees: COVID-19

Welsh Government guidance for employers and employees to keep safe in the workplace during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Providing safer toilets for public use: coronavirus

Welsh Government guidance for the safe management of toilets used by the public during the coronavirus pandemic.

Guidance on learning in schools and settings: Coronavirus

This guidance provides advice on learning and teaching that schools and settings may wish to provide from the autumn term.


Safety and physical distancing signs for employers

Safety and physical distancing signs for employers: coronavirus

Resources to help employers keep their workplace safe.

Routine testing for education and childcare staff

All those working in education and registered childcare and play settings will have access to Lateral Flow Devices (LFDs). This enables them to undertake a test for coronavirus at home twice a week. The LFDs provide a result within 30 minutes and don’t require a laboratory to process. 

The test is for those who do not have coronavirus symptoms. If staff have coronavirus symptoms, they should self-isolate and arrange to have a polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test (you can book online or by calling 119) and not use the LFD test. 

More information can be found here.