CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology
GL352 - Managing practical work in non-lab environments (COVID-19 pandemic)
The CLEAPSS Helpline receives a number of calls about the teaching of science practical work in non-lab environments. In the normal running of a school we advise against doing this due to additional risks it creates.During the COVID-19 pandemic CLEAPSS understands that in order for a school to accommodate all the pupils for all of the time, there may be occasions when some science teaching in a non-lab environment is unavoidable. This is more likely to happen if a school’s approach is one where ‘bubbles’ of pupils have all their teaching in one location.