Public health support for educational settings
In line with the government's plan for living safely with COVID-19, most restrictions that had been in place in schools to limit the spread of the virus have now been removed.
Settings carry out their own risk assessments to manage COVID-19 alongside other respiratory illnesses and infectious diseases and keep these regularly updated. Schools take any necessary steps to respond to cases or outbreaks and Public Health Dorset offers additional public health advice and support to educational settings in Dorset Council and BCP Council where required.
Although legal restrictions have ended, it's still important we limit the spread of viruses to protect those who are more vulnerable to becoming seriously unwell. There could also be an impact on in person learning if outbreaks happen in schools and lots of staff are off sick. If you or your child has a positive test result or any symptoms of COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses, you should stay at home and avoid contact with others. Read the full guidance on what you need to do.
Children aged 5-15 are being offered two doses of the vaccine to give them the best protection against COVID-19. Find out more about the vaccine and how you and your child can get theirs.