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BBC to put lessons on TV during lockdown

The BBC is helping children keep up with their studies during the latest lockdown, by broadcasting lessons on BBC Two and CBBC, as well as online.

Schools are open only to children of key workers and vulnerable children, with most children now continuing their learning remotely from home.

The BBC will show curriculum-based programmes on TV from Monday.

They will include three hours of primary school programming every weekday on CBBC, and at least two hours for secondary pupils on BBC Two.

During the first lockdown, lessons were available in iPlayer, red button and online, but not on regular TV channels.

The move comes amid concerns that low-income families may struggle to afford data packages for their children to take part in online learning.

Stay Home – Protect the NHS – Save Lives

What are England’s new rules?

Read the government guidance at this link here

People in England will have to stay at home and only go out for essential reasons. Primary and secondary schools will move to online learning for all pupils apart from vulnerable and keyworker children, while those who are clinically extremely vulnerable will be advised to shield.

Activities still allowed include:

  • Exercise outdoors (limited to once a day)
  • Meeting one other person from another household in an open public space to exercise
  • Shopping for essentials such as food and medicine
  • You can leave home for work, education, training, childcare and for medical appointments and emergencies
  • Communal religious worship
  • Meeting your support or childcare bubble
  • Children can move between separated parents
  • Activities related to moving house

International travel, or travel around the UK is only permitted for essential reasons.

Hospitality businesses such as pubs and restaurants and non-essential shops must close, as must indoor and outdoor sports facilities including gyms and tennis courts.

Essential businesses and services can stay open to the public. These include:

  • Supermarkets, food shops, pharmacies and garden centres
  • Places of worship
  • Petrol stations and MOT services
  • Laundrettes
  • Banks and post offices
  • Doctors and dentists’ surgeries and vets
  • Car parks, public toilets and playgrounds



Tier 4 restrictions from 00:01 31st December 2020

Follow the links for more information on each topic heading below:

  1. Hands. Face. Space
  2. Stay at home
  3. Protecting people more at risk from coronavirus
  4. Travel
  5. Going to work
  6. Going to school, college and university
  7. Universities
  8. Schools
  9. Childcare
  10. Visiting relatives in care homes
  11. Weddings, civil partnerships, religious services and funerals
  12. Places of worship
  13. Sports and physical activity
  14. Moving home
  15. Financial support