On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, set
out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April. In
line with this, the DfE has updated the specific advice for schools which we
will follow from Monday 25 April, following the Easter break.
The key principle of the updated guidance is that Covid is to be managed in
the same way as other respiratory illnesses. The UK Health Security Agency
(UKHSA) health protection in education and childcare settings, contains an
alphabetic list of infectious diseases.