Why does my child need to follow national lockdown guidance and not visit friends?


Whilst at school children will be able to see their classmates, this is because schools have specific COVID-19 secure safety measures in place to minimise the risk of transmission.

Inside schools and COVID-19 secure childcare, children and young people must follow the COVID-19 secure measures the schools and venues have in place, and children who are old enough should still socially distance as much as possible. This is also covered by Health and Safety Executive legislation. There are no equivalent measures and assurances being put in place in private households and, although most people do follow infection control measures, it is not always consistent.