Safe return to school premises – VIEW/RNIB information hub

VIEW, together with RNIB and other partners and practitioners, are collating responses from across the sector on protocols, guidance, risk assessments around the safe return to the school premises.

VIEW guidance document

We have created the following document, collated from various sources for you to use in conjunction with schools’ health and safety policies and risk assessments, along with the wider advice from the Government, Public Health England and other such bodies.

Guidance from across the sector (VI)

We are creating a repository of documents for sharing with services and staff around the UK. These have been kindly shared by colleagues across the sector, with the intention that they are used in consultation with your own health and safety advisors/officers when considering approaches for safe return to school premises. VIEW does not accept any responsibility for the way in which these guidelines are interpreted or implemented on the ground.

Call out for contributions

If you have developed policies or procedures that you would give permission to be published here, or signposted to elsewhere, please email: – thank you!

General resources (not VI specific)

Department for Education guidance

Preventing and controlling infection, including the use of PPE in education, childcare and children’s social care settings during the coronavirus outbreak – Published 14 May 2020.


Scotland and Northern Ireland

Education settings will remain closed for the foreseeable future – except for children of key workers and children who are the most vulnerable.

More information is available on the UK Government websites:

Other useful resources