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Return to school


Following advice from the government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), we have advised schools across County Durham that a realistic date for a phased opening to begin, is 15 June.

Our latest press release has full details on the considerations behind this decision: Council provides further information to schools on reopening.

If you're starting to think about your children going back to school, why not take a look at the latest video from the government which answers lots of the commonly asked questions.

Icon for pdf Video transcript: Public Health England - Schools safety advice (PDF, 77.2kb)

Questions parents may have

Although we are not following the government recommendation of a phased opening from 1 June, the advice prepared by the government for parents, is still relevant for families in our county and includes some helpful common questions, find out more at - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/reopening-schools-and-other-educational-settings-from-1-june

How to prepare your child for going back to school

The NHS has prepared a handy guide for parents whose children may be anxious about returning to school. Further information can be found at - https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/06/top-nhs-doctor-issues-advice-for-children-going-back-to-school/

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