Guidance for Educational Settings

HPSC guidance in relation to the management of close contacts should be read in accordance with the latest advice available here.

All HPSC guidance should be read and interpreted in conjunction with the Government's Framework of Restrictions

Educational Settings cases and close contacts definitions

A new national definition of cases and contacts within the educational setting has been agreed. This definition takes into consideration the findings of the Public Health Risk Assessment (PHRA), which is undertaken in all educational facilities where a confirmed case has attended whilst infectious. The PHRA assesses many different aspects of disease transmission as laid out in the Schools Pathway document.

Parental guide to close contacts


Isolation Quick Guide

Assessment and testing pathways for children

Infection Prevention and Control Guidance

Return to educational settings guidance

Brief Evidence Summary: Masks vs visors