The Safe Back to School guide is a user-friendly, practitioner-focused tool that outlines the key steps needed for a coordinated, inclusive, all-hazards approach to school reopening and links to further guidance where appropriate.
The guide has been developed in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic which led to many school closures and offers a unique multi-sectoral opportunity for governments and school communities to build back better and strengthen the resilience of their education systems. The guide builds on the UN Framework for Reopening Schools, and provides concrete actions that can be taken to operationalise these global policy recommendations. Please take care to contextualise any actions chosen, and be aware that not all actions will be appropriate in all contexts, and will have to be contextualised based on local practices and aligned with government standards.
This guide is available in several different languages here –