Coronavirus

Advice and Guidance for School Communities and Local Councils

LGfL is Here to Help

During this challenging time, LGfL is working hard to provide support for schools. We created this website to provide guidance and resources for those supporting school communities through the current Covid‑ 19 outbreak.

Read an overview of LGfL's support for schools below, and use the menu to find dedicated sections for different groups within the school community. The pages will be updated regularly, so check back frequently for the latest information.

How is LGfL Supporting Schools and Families?

  • LGfL have produced resources to support school communities and pupils who have experienced a bereavement and these are available to ANY school. Read more

  • Ensuring schools have sufficient bandwidth to manage an increase in remote access and use of cloud platforms. Read more

  • Opening up our resources to make them as easy to access as possible, whether at school or at home. Read more

  • Enabling secure and appropriate remote access to school networks for staff. Read more

  • Sharing the latest advice and links to other relevant organisations and sources of key information.

  • Providing essential safeguarding advice to schools and families about risks related to remote learning and staying safe. Read more

  • Providing impartial, platform and device-agnostic advice to schools considering remote learning. Read more

  • Ensuring LGfL schools are aware of the licences they are entitled to which might be of particular interest at this time:


Official School Guidance

The DfE Coronavirus (COVID-19) page holds the official government guidance for schools and will be regularly updated, so we recommend schools check this page daily. It is already very detailed, covering a number of areas.

The DfE has also opened a helpline which staff, parents and young people can contact via phone (0800 046 8687) or email (DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk).

You may also wish to check the main gov.uk Coronavirus page, which includes information and guidance on all areas including travel and when to self-isolate.

The NHS portal gives information on the virus itself and sensible precautions to take.

Please note: This site is subject to change in line with the latest government advice and guidance.