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Your schools will already have their coronavirus risk assessments in place, so save time by finding out when and how they need to update them. Get a summary of key health and safety measures from the DfE's operational guidance.

How your schools can use this article alongside their risk assessments

Your schools should continue to treat their risk assessments as 'living documents' and keep them under review. Make sure they have arrangements in place to monitor that their protective measures are:

  • Effective
  • Working as planned

The first section of this article covers:

  • The latest changes to health and safety guidance
  • How your schools should reflect them in their risk assessment
  • Anything else they need to know and do in relation to the changes 

The rest of the article summarises some of the key measures they should have in place to manage risk.

State of play How to update risk assessments What else you need to know/do NEW in November 2021: Face coverings should be worn by: All staff and adult visitors in corridors and communal areas  Pupils in year 7 and above while in: Communal spaces  Corridors  Transport to and from school (both in dedicated and in public

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