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School closures, remote learning, critical workers, nurseries and more: your lockdown education questions answered

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This week the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown to help combat the spread of Covid-19. This is a guide to what it means for schools, colleges, early years settings and more.

Delayed return to school and contingency framework: Your questions answered

On 30 January, the Government responded to rapidly rising case rates due to the new, more transmissible variant of coronavirus by triggering the education contingency framework and pushing back the staggered return for secondary schools and colleges by one week. …

Gavin Williamson: If we work together on coronavirus testing, we can keep schools open

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Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary

Writing in today's Telegraph, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson sets out why the Government is prioritising keeping schools open in order to continue educating young people as well as keeping them safe. The welcome news of a vaccine brings hope for …

Coronavirus testing for secondary and college students in the first week of the spring term: Your questions answered

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Today we announced that students in schools and colleges will be able to access free coronavirus testing from the first full week of January. Here we answer some key questions about this.

How we’re supporting schools in the run up to Christmas and 2021 exams

This week the Prime Minister reiterated the importance of children being in school and restated his commitment to ensuring learning continues in classrooms across the country.