DfE Guidance and Information


Schools, colleges and education settings can find information and resources, including links to DfE guidance to support provision during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Guidance Documents

The 'All Schools guidance' link below leads to all of the DfE published guidance for schools and other educational settings provide advice for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students about coronavirus (COVID-19). It includes information about:

  • educational provision for vulnerable children and children of key workers
  • the closure of educational settings
  • free school meals arrangements
  • the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels
  • travel guidance for educational settings
  • social distancing in education and childcare settings
  • financial support for schools
  • online education resources

Information for Parents and carers

About COVID-19

Early Years and Childcare Providers

DfE Helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to education settings and children's social care to answer queries related to the pandemic:

DfE coronavirus helpline
Telephone: 0800 046 8687
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm

If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UKPRN) available when calling the helpline.