We want to do all we can to support school support workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read UNISON Cymru Wales’ response to the Welsh Government’s operational guidance for schools and settings from the autumn term

Read UNISON Cymru Wales’ updated briefing (23 June): What does school opening mean for support staff?

Read UNISON’s Back to School Checklist, Back to School Checklist (Cymraeg)

Read UNISON’s commentary and checklist on the planning guide for schools in Wales

Read UNISON’s Checklist for Reps (Welsh)

Read Welsh Government’s Test, Trace Protect Guidance for education settings

Read UNISON’s message to all school staff members ahead of schools opening more widely:

Dear UNISON schools member,

Over 100 school support staff registered for our first ever regional support staff webinar. We covered a number of important issues including Welsh Government negotiations, UNISON’s school support staff survey, the checklist to ensure a safe return to school, as well as many questions from participants. Understandably, many were unable to make the event, but you can catch up online by clicking the webinar link above.

Next steps

We know this is a worrying time, but UNISON is there for you. We have a host of information on our dedicated school support staff webpage as well as the opportunity to read regular updates and network with other school support staff via our Facebook page.

And we cannot emphasise enough, if you have any concerns about your health, safety or wellbeing at work, please contact your local branch for further advice and support.

Best wishes,

UNISON Wales School Team


UNISON – Schools Coronavirus Workplace Checklist

Read UNISON Cymru Wales’ schools newsletter, May 2020

Read the Welsh Government Guidance for hubs and schools: coronavirus, 17 April

Read the Welsh Government Guidance for schools on safeguarding children during the coronavirus pandemic, 6 April

Read the updated Welsh Government advice: Health and well-being for school staff and learners: coronavirus

Read the letter from Education Minister Kirsty Williams about support for the supply sector, 1 April 2020

Read Welsh Government’s latest statement on free school meals: revised coronavirus guidance to schools

Don’t forget you can stay up-to-date with our UNISON Cymru Wales school support staff Face Book page

Here is the general UNISON national advice page on Covid-19


Coronavirus: what you need to know