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Childcare and Schools

Schools across the country are open for all students.

Schools will take swift action when they become aware that a student or member of staff 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 

Please visit GOV.UK for updated information: 


Home learning

Your child's school will provide home learning resources and activities if your child needs to self isolate. But if you want to see some more, 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.