COVID-19 workforce fund extension to Easter for support with the costs of staff absences

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24 Feb 2022

The COVID-19 workforce fund has now been extended, providing financial support to eligible schools for costs incurred due to staff absences from Monday 22 November 2021 until Friday 8 April 2022.

The fund is available to support schools afacing significant staffing and funding pressures in continuing to deliver face-to-face, high-quality education to all pupils.

Further information on the COVID-19 workforce fund is available in the guidance for schools.

The claims window will open in the spring.

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