Government updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) local restrictions in education and childcare settings

How settings can prepare for restrictions to help contain community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made: this guidance has been updated with further information on testing and face covering measures.

Help for early years providers

Information, guidance and practical support for delivering the early years foundation stage (EYFS) framework.

Making a childcare bubble with another household

How you can get informal childcare for anyone under 14 from friends and family you do not live with.

Change made: updated to reflect changes in taking step 3 of the roadmap.

COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made: removed references to shielding and removed links to a service that has closed.

COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities

Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings.

Change made: updated to reflect Step 3 of the Roadmap.

Every school with Reception class offered early language training

Every school in England with a Reception class to be offered expert training in early language and communication

Change made: first published.