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Information and guidance for schools

This section of the site contains guidance for Southampton schools on several subjects, as advised by the local authority. New sections will be added or removed as they become relevant or are no longer needed.

COVID-19: Latest National and Local Information for Schools

For national and local information as well as weekly updates please see: https://data.southampton.gov.uk/health/disease-disability/covid-19/

Public Health England latest updates


Department for Education updates

e-Bug resources for schools

The Department for Education have recently published “Guidance for full opening: schools”, recommending Public Health England’s free infection prevention education resource ‘e-Bug’. Use e-Bug to prepare for the full opening of Schools in September by:

  • Completing free e-learning to improve knowledge and confidence to teach children and young people about microbes and how to prevent the spread of infection
  • Displaying ‘Hand hygiene’ and ‘Cover coughs and sneezes’ posters in bathrooms, handwashing stations, classrooms and shared spaces
  • Sharing “My Back to School Bubble” e-storybook for parents/carers to read with younger children to help them understand new COVID-19 protective measures and tackle anxiety about returning to school
  • Using lesson plans/activities to teach about hand and respiratory hygiene in an engaging and age-appropriate way
  • All resources are free and can be accessed from e-Bug’s COVID-19 webpage.

Social media tools

Return to School

Health and safety

Southampton City Council's Health and Safety Service provide a lot of information and support for schools, including an advice manual that provides guidance that can be read online or downloaded, along with links to other resources on the internet.

Access health and safety information »

School improvement

Information and guidance is now available to support:

  • Admissions
  • Attendance
  • Early help
  • Early years
  • Educational psychology
  • Safeguarding
  • School improvement
  • Schools monitoring group
  • Southampton Music Hub
  • The Virtual School

In partnership with
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