COVID-19 Updates

We wish all our staff, students and families well.

Keep your family safe by reading the national guidelines on COVID-19

Wearing of masks in school

Students will no longer be required to wear face coverings in school from 17 May.

Masks for staff and visitors are, however, strongly encouraged in communal places such as corridors, where social distancing cannot be adhered to. If you choose to wear a mask, you may still do so. All other control measures remain the same.

Read about face coverings on the website.

Please continue to check our website for updates - see the linked letters below.  Should you have any enquiries please email

Here are links to the most recent letters from Copthall School:

Click here to see all Letters Home 

COVID-19 Copthall School Risk Assessment - reopening March 2021 - issued 5.3.2021

Government and Public Health England (PHE) guidance on Mental Health and Well-being aspects of coronavirus (COVID19).  It is important we take care of our minds as well as bodies. Seek further support if you need it:

Where to find the latest information:
Government updates on COVID-19:

Guidance for educational settings:

Guidance for vulnerable students and key workers:

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

Please use the DfE helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Children's Guide to Coronavirus

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Update on the temporary changes to children and young people’s services in North Central London

UCH and RFH children’s A&Es to reopen in April

Temporary changes were made to children and young people’s services in North Central London last year to ensure patients and families could continue to receive safe and high quality care during a period of increased demand for services due to Covid-19.

These changes were always temporary and we have now agreed it is safe to reopen the children and young people’s accident and emergency departments and general inpatient wards at University College Hospital from 9am on Thursday 8 April and at the Royal Free Hospital from 9am on Monday 12 April. Children’s emergency and inpatient care will remain open at Whittington Hospital.

Until the University College Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital sites reopen, children and young people should continue to access emergency care through alternative hospitals. Options include the southern hub at the Whittington Hospital, North Middlesex University Hospital and Barnet Hospital.

If any parent is unsure where to take a child in need of emergency treatment they should visit or call the NHS 111 service. In a life-threatening emergency dial 999 immediately.

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