Guidance for Educational Settings

Please note: Public Health guidance documents relating to COVID-19 cases and close contacts are currently being updated based on Government policy decisions and recommendations. For the most up to date guidance, please see 'National Interim Guidelines for Public Health management of COVID-19 cases and contacts'

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

Please see for information on antigen testing in school settings.

Contact Tracing

The close contact definition for those who attend Special Educational Needs settings can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions


Assessment and testing pathways

Infection Prevention and Control Guidance

Brief Evidence Summary: Masks vs visors