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Guidance for parents and carers

This advice applies to anyone whose caring arrangements are impacted by illness.

Updated April 2022

On 23 February 2022 the government published its Guidance on Living with COVID-19.

This set out the government’s immediate plans to remove domestic restrictions while encouraging safer behaviours through public health advice.

From 1 April the government has revised or published five more documents:

UCL is now mirroring government guidance and learning to live with infections, while protecting our staff and student community.

Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education setting. See here.

Children and young people whose immune system means they may be at a higher risk, can continue to attend education settings unless their clinician has advised otherwise. See here.

From 1 May 2022, the maximum five day period (pro rata) for carers’ leave within a twelve month period will be reinstated.

However, if levels of infection result in the widespread closure of schools or care settings, the 5 day cap on carers leave will be reviewed.

Information and support

Other forms of support available to parent and carers:

If you have any questions please speak to your line manager in the first instance who may seek advice from their HR Business Partner if required.