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updated on 7 January 2022
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Your school should have a contingency plan that outlines how it would respond to a local outbreak of COVID-19. Here's what you need to know to effectively scrutinise and monitor your school's plan.

Our thanks to our associate governance experts Pete Crockett and Julia Skinner for their help with this article.

Key things to know about your school's contingency plan

Your school should already have a contingency plan that describes:

  • What it would do if pupils or staff test positive for COVID-19
  • How it would operate if it was advised to reintroduce measures to help reduce COVID-19 transmission

Your school doesn't need to reformat its existing contingency plan to any specific template, but it does need to keep it 'robust and up to date' in light of current guidance.

Actions that your school would take to put them in place quickly How the school would make sure every pupil receives the quantity

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