Covid-19 safety in schools. These are minimum standards for keeping everyone safe and ensuring reasonable working conditions.
The latest National Education Union (NEU) reports on Covid-19 education data, drawing on ONS reports on regional patterns, infection in school age children, school attendance tracking, vaccination levels and deaths and hospitalisation.
Safety in schools
Advice on safety
This joint advice from NEU, Unison, GMB and Unite, has been fully updated for September 2021 and aims to help you to understand the current DfE advice, identify the most important areas to be considered and ensure that appropriate risk assessments and safety measures are in place for a safer workplace. It is essential for all education settings.
It covers measures which continue to be neeed as case rates remain high.
We must continue to protect those members of staff who are most at risk if they catch Covid-19. The joint union advice on medically vulnerable and higher risk staff remains in place.
Support for members
Read our Q&A advice for members, including advice on safety measures including ventilation, on managing workload and on supporting members who are sick or suffering with long Covid.
The NEU will provide support to members in any school or college where there are concerns about safety. Details of how to escalate matters in your workplace and if necessary contact your branch can be found here.
Recovery Education Hub
The Recovery Education Hub is your place to network with 450,000 NEU members to get advice, support each other and shape recovery education following the coronavirus pandemic. The hub aims to put education professionals at the heart of developing practice which supports teaching and learning during the months and years ahead.
What you need to know
Advice on workload when working in school or at home during the coronavirus crisis
What you need to know on supporting vulnerable students and staff during the coronavirus crisis.
NEU advice on what you need to know during the coronavirus crisis.
NEU advice to members on safety and other matters – now including advice on supporting members with long Covid
The NEU is committed to helping you ensure safety in the workplace for all staff and students in schools and colleges during this very challenging time.
Guide for National Education Union workplace representatives.
Guide for National Education Union officers on how to support your members during coronavirus
Information, advice and resources for NEU Cymru members.
Information, advice and resources for NEU Northern Ireland members.