AHPPC updated guidelines for schools - 24 April 2020

Date : 26 January 2021

National Cabinet, following advice from AHPPC, advised that the 1.5 metre social distancing requirement and the four square metre rule for venues are not appropriate and not required in schools. The updated guidelines for reducing the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission in schools can be found at:



National Cabinet confirmed that this decision builds on the agreed set of seven National Principles for School Education (National Principles).  These can be found at: