Education settings are no longer asked to routinely report COVID-19 cases to our Public Health team.
However, community and voluntary controlled schools must continue to report any confirmed COVID-19 cases for workers via our online reporting form.
A COVID-19 case is confirmed if a worker has received a positive COVID-19 test result.
This requirement remains because as the employer of community and voluntary controlled schools, we retain duties to report certain COVID-19 cases to the Health and Safety Executive in line with RIDDOR (the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations).
Head teachers and senior leaders must ensure they read, understand and follow our RIDDOR reporting requirements for coronavirus cases in schools information, which explains what they need to do.
All education settings should continue to maintain good records of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related illnesses to support any potential future outbreak management.