Health and wellbeing Coronavirus

Schools and Adult Education

Last updated 5.15am, Friday 20 March

Schools will be closed for most pupils from Monday 23 March 2020

The government has announced that all schools will be closed for the majority of students from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice   Manchester City Council has been working with schools to make sure this happens in a planned and safe manner.

All Manchester Schools will remain open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children where they can.

If you fall into this category, then you should contact the school or setting in the first instance.  If they are unable to assist, please contact us via 

Children with symptoms

Children with symptoms of coronavirus infection, however mild and regardless of diagnosis, should stay at home for 7 days from when their symptoms started.

Read the latest advice for schools from the government on what to do if they have a suspected case, or have people returning from an area affected by coronavirus. 

Department for Education helpline 

A Department for Education helpline to answer questions about coronavirus for staff, parents and young people is available:

Adult education courses

From Monday 23 March 2020, our learning centres will not be holding adult education classes. However, for our current learners we are looking at online learning options.

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