Closure of schools

On 18 March 2020, the Education Secretary announced schools would be closed for the vast majority of pupils until further notice. So far the advice has been that that we should keep schools open to reduce the pressure on the NHS and on other public services.

Emergency Covid-19 legislation


On 19th March 2020, we introduced to Parliament emergency legislation to strengthen theGovernment’s coronavirus response plans.

We are doing everything we can to protect lives and support the NHS, guided by the best scientists and clinicians in the world.