Department of Education LFD information webinars and guidance documents

The government has introduced new arrangements for LFD testing in education settings as they open to all pupils and students from 8 March 2021.

Department of Education Resources for the wider opening of education settings from 8 March 2021
Resource Intended audience
Rapid testing webinar 24 February 2021 12:00pm – 2:00pm Secondary schools and colleges
Return to schools webinar 4 March 2:30pm - 3:45pm Primary, secondary, and special schools, and alternative provision

The rapid testing programme and the move to testing at home webinar 5 March from 12:00pm - 1:45pm

Secondary schools and colleges
Document portal for Primary Schools and Nurseries Primary schools and nurseries
Document portal for Secondary Schools and Colleges Secondary schools and colleges

*The webinars may be accessed after the events using the link.

DfE Helpline

  • Schools and colleges in England can raise questions, concerns, or report issues, via the DfE coronavirus helpline: 0800 046 8687.
  • Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
  • Settings can also use this contact form to report issues relating to delivery and supply of testing kits.