Home Page

DfE Coronavirus update

Government coronavirus action plan

The government coronavirus action plan sets out what the UK has done to tackle

coronavirus (COVID-19), and what we plan to do next.

The situation is constantly reviewed and action informed by expert science and advice,

guided by the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Scientific Adviser.

The action plan can be found here:


How to wash your hands properly

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:

Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating,

and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets

and travelling on public transport.


Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions

about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and

young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)



Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19: