NEU Covid Map for Schools

The NEU wants schools and colleges to be safe so that they can be open.

As part of the NEU’s campaign to keep them safe we are maintaining this website. It includes accurate information about the Covid rate in the areas around a school, which is updated weekly.

The website provides campaign steps that parents, carers and school staff can take to support the Union’s asks of the government to make schools and colleges safer.

The data shows, on a weekly basis, the number of Covid cases and the trend – are they increasing or decreasing. It shows the watchlist status of the local authority area and link to any local restrictions that are in place.

The Government has in recent weeks increased the amount of data that is available about local Covid cases. The NEU website makes this data easily available to parents and school staff.

In much of the country the map will offer reassurance that cases are quite low. In other areas it will reinforce public health messaging from local authorities and Government that cases are higher. In all situations it will encourage members of the public to follow all public health guidance.

Where cases are higher it will support head teachers in encouraging parents and other visitors to the school site to maintain social distancing and hygiene.

However, the Government needs to take more action to keep our schools as safe as possible.

On the website we ask parents, carers and school staff to support our demands that the Government shows that it can keep the virus under control and get the R rate to below 1 again, and to take other necessary steps to keep schools and colleges safe.

Click here to read our letter to the Government pressing for extra measures in such areas

You can contact us at campaigns@neu.org.uk.