The Latest Guidance on COVID-19

This page offers links to the very latest DfE and SCC COVID-19 guidance, with additional links to COVID relevant online Safeguarding advice.

SAFE's 'home learning' and 'blended learning' guidance and resources can now be found under our Supporting Schools tab.     

Latest DfE Guidance 

The Department for Education has laid out guidance for the temporary closure of schools and early education settings, which can be found here. This includes guidance on maintaining educational provision, including definition of key workers, and guidance to support free school meals.

Specific guidance for vulnerable children and young people can be found here

As of April 20th, the DfE have launched an online learning platform - Oak National Academy - please see the dedicated website for learning resources and further information 

The DfE has also collated a list of remote learning resources which can be found here.

Latest Surrey Guidance 

Please see below the latest communication and resources from Surrey County Council.


Surrey Outdoor Learning have developed a series of Outdoor Learning Cards to introduce a range of outdoor learning activities to children and young people from EYFS up to KS3. The cards are self-explanatory and contain all the information and lists of ‘everyday’ resources and safety measures needed for teachers, leaders and parents to successfully run the activities, including subsequent developmental ideas. The cards can help to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles!  

During the current COVID emergency, working, playing and learning outdoors allows additional space for everyone to spread out a bit and thereby keep the 2-meter separation rule. Teachers, leaders and parents can adapt the activities where necessary to help maintain the distancing, however, the cards encourage personalisation and adaptation of the activities anyway. 

Surrey Outdoor Learning have also developed a series of Environmental Learning Cards to provide ideas for teachers, instructors and parents home tutoring wishing to use the outdoors as a medium for learning and enjoyment. The cards can be used in conjunction with the Outdoor Learning Cards and have been adopted by many Outdoor Education Centres for use within their own programmes. The cards can be printed off in full colour and can be laminated for use outdoors. The pack contains 25 cards with guidance on use included on each card. They are easy to use in schools, outdoor centres, at home, and with groups of all kinds whenever there is interaction with the environment for enjoyment and learning within the outdoor learning context. Key points are: one card per activity, handy size when printed off, and promote a practical approach. Please vary and adjust the activities for use while respecting the current social distancing and PPE use rules.’

Card Set 1

Card Set 2

Card Set 3

Card Set 4 



Guidance for Safeguarding and Staying Safe Online

InternetMatters provides guides for schools and teachers to keep children safe online whilst learning remotely.

BetterInternetforKids has provided guidance here.

Surrey Children’s’ Services Academy (SCSA) - Me Learning safeguarding digital learning

SCSA have commissioned a range of safeguarding e learning courses for practitioners, managers, volunteers and foster carers who work with children and families in Surrey. These free courses, which are available from Monday 20 April, include the following:

  • Child Exploitation Introduction
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Hidden Harm-Parental Substance Misuse, Parental Mental Ill Health, Domestic Abuse
  • Safeguarding Children with Disabilities
  • Sexual Abuse and Recognising Grooming
  • Self-Harm
  • Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage
  • Abuse Related to Beliefs in Witchcraft

Please self-register via the following link and then complete the various modules as required. Surrey Children’s Services Academy- Me Learning

For further information or assistance with the Me Learning modules please contact




01483 749954

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