Last reviewed on 26 November 2021
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Learn about your school's requirements for fire evacuation and see example fire emergency planning policies.

Fire safety during coronavirus

You'll need to review your fire evacuation plan to take into consideration any changes you've made in your school buildings since the coronavirus pandemic. Things that could affect your plan include: 

  • One-way systems
  • Escape routes: are these still clearly marked up and clear of obstructions?
  • Assembly points: do these allow for social distancing? 

See more about reviewing your fire evacuation plan in this guidance from the London Fire Brigade - although it's aimed at businesses, it's also applicable to schools. 

Update your fire risk assessment in light of coronavirus

To do this, see templates and guidance from our fire risk assessment article. 

Read more about fire drills during coronavirus and beyond here

You must have a fire evacuation plan

Carry out a fire risk assessment