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Childcare and Schools

Schools across the borough have now reopened, but with certain measures in place to ensure the health and safety of pupils and staff.

Borough schools with the assistance of the council have introduced measures including class bubbles, one-way systems, staggered lunchtimes, hand sanitation stations and other measures to protect staff and students.    

Schools will take swift action when they become aware that someone who has attended has tested positive for coronavirus. The local health protection team will work with them to guide them through the actions they need to take.    

Please do not send your child to school with the following symptoms;   

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) 
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) 
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal 

Plesae visit GOV.UK for updated information: 


Home learning

In the event of self-isolation or a temporary closure of school, below is list of resources for parents and carers to assist in home learning. It covers all age groups and most curriculum areas.
Home learning resources for parents and carers


Under school age / nurseries / childminders

Most nurseries and childminders in the borough are now open. Please contact your child's nursery or childminder to find out if they are open. If they are not, please contact the EECP team on 020 8871 7899 and they may be able to provide a brokerage service.