COVID-19 | Message for Schools during Christmas

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Associate Director and Education & Inclusion, Johnny Kyriacou on behalf of Slough Borough Council's Senior H&S Adviser Vicki Swift. This is for the attention of all schools.


As Christmas approaches many of you will be considering what a school is allowed to do in relation to celebrations and activities. As Slough is now in Tier 3 – very high alert – there are some restrictions. Here is some information to help you with your planning.

Carol singing and Nativity Plays

Indoor performances by pupils, such as carol singing and nativity plays and other seasonal events, can take place. However, the performers should be in existing school bubbles and mixing across bubbles should not occur.

Audiences are not permitted, but schools can use alternative methods such as live-streaming and recording performance. Please ensure that all GDPR requirements are fully met if choosing either of these options.

For further information, please refer to the links below:

Visiting Churches and Other Places of Worship

From 2 December, you can attend places of worship in all tiers, but you must stay in your bubble. This activity is dependent upon the size of the venue, social distancing and any ventilation requirements.

For more information go to the Government Guidance or contact