Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated 24/01/22

We know that members are seeking the most up-to-date advice on how to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak and the aim of this page of the HMC website is to provide links to the latest information and guidance. The associations are coordinating closely and using our particular expertise, including in finance, risk, academic policy, boarding and mental health, to help the sector through this most challenging time. 

We are also keen to facilitate the sharing of specific concerns, documents and contingency plans between members and would encourage colleagues to send these to the General Secretary at [email protected]. These will be hosted in the HMC member zone and updated regularly.  Please note that none of the associations are medical, statutory or legal authorities and it is important for the advice contained in the links below to be read in this context.


Latest guidance for schools

Schools COVID-19 operational guidance (available here) - applies to England only.
Contingency framework for education and childcare settings (available here) - applies to England only.
The DfE has published a collection of the latest guidance for schools, see here.
A schools and colleges handbook to support the Test and Trace programme from NHS Test and Trace is available here

Covid-19 – further key announcements/news

  • Guidance - Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak. See here. Updated (19.01.2022)

HMC member resources

Further resources can be accessed here (Member Zone access required).