Coronavirus Update 1st June 2020

As you know, the NEU is continuing to recommend that schools delay plans for wider reopening until at least June 15th, a position that is supported by recent comments from government scientific advisers.

In Tower Hamlets a small number of schools are admitting larger numbers of children this week, others are planning to do so next week with many delaying to June 15th.

Please note that for secondary schools June 15th is the earliest date they should be admitting students from Years 10 and 12.

Whatever is happening in your school, the NEU is here to support you – if your school is beginning wider reopening this week we must make sure that the environment is safe and also support individual members who have concerns about their safety and well-being.

If your school is not opening this week, we want to use this time to persuade them to delay  and we have produced this NEU Heads Delay Letter for members to request this – a two week delay will save lives.


Please see our website for the checklists for primary, secondary and special schools


We have produced the our Coronavirus Factsheet which answers some of the most commonly asked questions – including advice for individual members as well as advice on staff meetings and cleaning. Please share this with colleagues in your school.

Download our Coronavirus FAQs

All our Reps are doing an amazing job in the most difficult of circumstances and everything you are doing is making the NEU stronger.

1st June 2020

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