This article compiles the most useful and up-to-date advice, in order to suitably prepare for the challenges to independent schools during an outbreak.

All schools will be continuing to assess the implications of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As there are a growing number of cases in the UK, the government has published a coronavirus action plan. This sets out what the UK has done, and plans to do, to further tackle the outbreak. Its strategy is to contain, delay, research and mitigate spread of the virus. The government are continuing to update the guidance for the public Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice on a daily basis, and other government departments advice on a regular basis e.g. the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice (COVID-19).