England: how to deliver school nursing during a pandemic

22 July 2020

The CPHVA, along with three other health bodies, has published professional advice for school nurses (SNs) on delivering services during Covid-19.

The aim of the practical advice, produced in collaboration with Public Health England, is to guide SNs through an ever-changing situation.  

The advice focuses on the delivery of school nursing contacts using virtual methods with technical and practical steps: who might need to be prioritised, and when home visits might be required.  

SNs are reminded that Covid-19 guidance is continually being updated, so it’s essential to refer back to government guidelines.

The guide also reminds SNs that ‘the wellbeing of practitioners is essential to enable provision of safe and effective care’ and offers some helpful links.