Guidance for providers about quality and standards during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

This guidance set out the OfS's expectations for providers in maintaining quality and standards during the period of disruption resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

This guidance applied from 3 April 2020 and is no longer in effect as of 12 May 2022. Read our letter to providers which rescinded the guidance.

Read more about our approach to regulating quality and standards.

3 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

See guidance for higher education providers
Published 03 April 2020
Last updated 12 May 2022
12 May 2022
The guidance on maintaining quality and standards during the pandemic no longer applies from 12 May 2022.
20 October 2021
Added link to letter of 20 October 2021 to registered providers, setting out the reportable events requirements that will be in place from 1 January 2022
28 January 2021
Guidance updated to provide additional information to degree awarding bodies on our expectations in light of the further changes to teaching and assessment arrangements following the latest national lockdown.
17 June 2020
Page introduction amended

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