COVID-19 FAQ – School Support Staff

Please click the link below to download a list of FAQs covering working conditions during the pandemic for school staff in England. This was compiled on 23 March. They cover:

  • Operational issues
  • Pay
  • Easter and weekend working
  • Health and safety
  • Home working

March Covid-19 FAQs for School Support Staff


Additional H&S FAQs – Added 3 April 2020

UNISON has produced additional FAQS under the health & safety section for school staff in England and Wales relating to COVID-19. See below to download. They cover:

  • What your school MUST do to keep staff safe
  • What else UNISON recommends schools should be doing to keep staff safe, including guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • What members can do personally to keep themselves as safe as possible
  • How schools can reduce physical contact between children
  • What to do if staff have concerns about health and safety measures at their school
  • What to do if someone develops symptoms of COVID-19 at school

The NJC guidance contained within these FAQs applies to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Links to UNISON websites for the devolved nations are also included.

April Covid-19 FAQs school support staff