Advice from 8th March on Schools Return
You should record attendance in accordance with the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 (as amended) for all pupils.
During the week commencing 8 March secondary school pupils will be offered asymptomatic testing on site. Schools should use code Y for secondary pupils not expected to be attending school for lessons during this week due to the asymptomatic testing programme.
You should use code X if a child is self-isolating or quarantining because of coronavirus (COVID-19) in accordance with relevant legislation or guidance published by PHE or the DHSC.
Please see this DfE addendum for a break down of the uses of the codes.
The DfE have also released Sub Codes for schools to use, these are not mandatory but can be used to monitor attendance and help complete the Educational Settings Form, please see our guidance here: