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updated on 20 January 2022
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Find out how you should update your risk assessment in light of new rules as part of the government's decision to end coronavirus Plan B measures. Get a summary of key health and safety measures from the DfE's operational guidance.

How to use this article alongside your risk assessment

Continue to treat your risk assessment as a 'living document' and keep it under review. Make sure you have arrangements in place to monitor that your protective measures are:

  • Effective
  • Working as planned

The next section of this article covers:

  • The latest changes to health and safety guidance
  • How you should reflect them in your risk assessment
  • Anything else you need to know and do in relation to the changes 

The rest of the article summarises some of the key measures you should have in place to manage risk. 

State of play How to update your risk assessment What else you need to know/do NEW in January 2022 Pupils, staff and visitors should not wear face coverings in classrooms. Until 27 January: Unless individuals are exempt, face coverings should be worn: In corridors and communal areas by:  Staff and adult visitors in all schools Pupils in year 7 and above Unless

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