Coronavirus (COVID-19)

DfE Helpline

The Department for Education (DfE) have launched a helpline to answer questions and queries from young people, parents and schools about Coronavirus.

You can contact the DfE on the number below or via the email address provided:  


DfE Coronavirus Helpline

Telephone  0800 046 8687 Email
If you have a query about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to schools and other educational establishments, and children's social care, in England contact the DfE helpline.
Lines are open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 4pm at weekends.


Holy Cross Catholic MAC
School Risk Assessments

September 2021 Opening

  1. Each school is using the MAC template, based on a Local Authority template, to tailor the Risk Assessment to their school community.

  2. Risk Assessments have been reviewed regularly.

  3. The Board of Directors have confirmed that a rigorous process has been followed enabling schools to open.

  4. All Trade Union local branches TUs have been sent copies of the Risk Assessments and invited to comment.  They will be sent any future significant updates.

  5. Each school is consulting with staff on the Risk Assessments.

  6. Risk Assessments will continue to be reviewed on a weekly basis to ensure that latest advice and guidance is included.

  7. School Risk Assessments can be accessed on school websites.

  8. Individual Risk Assessments have been undertaken for individuals who are potentially more vulnerable to Covid-19.

  9. Each school’s Covid-19 arrangements have been reviewed by the MAC’s Health and Safety consultant.

  10. Letters have been sent to parents with September 2020 opening arrangements.

  11. Holy Cross MAC Board of Directors will review how opening arrangements are progressing on Wednesday 2nd September,

Marina Kelly

Catholic Senior Executive Leader


School Risk Assessments

​Cardinal Newman - Click here

Bishop Ullathorne - Click here

Christ The King - Click here

St Thomas More - Click here

St John Vianney - Click here

St Augustine's - Click here

St Elizabeth's - Click here

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