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Coronavirus resources

Information and guidance

Frequently asked questions

The DfE planning guidance for early years has now been published.  You can find the guidance here – Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

To support you to manage any Covid-19 outbreaks in your setting, Public Health England has drafted some letters for you to customise to send out to your parent community. Having a consistent approach across all of our settings we thought would be useful, however you are free to write your own if preferred.

Guidance for step 4 onwards

Respiratory virus surge guidance 2021


Right now, vulnerable children and adults may be particularly isolated, meaning that the family, community and professional networks they usually rely on may be unavailable or hard to access. At the same time, living under the current arrangements may increase the pressures that can contribute to abuse and neglect, or allow it to go unseen. Neighbours, volunteers and professionals can play a vital role in keeping adults and children safe.

 The Home Office, in collaboration with a number of other government departments, has produced information and guidance for those who are operating in communities and may not be trained to recognise the signs of abuse or neglect. The guidance covers signs to spot and what to do if there is a concern.   A full list of  resources are available here

Coronavirus briefing: safeguarding guidance and information for early years providers  – This NSPCC briefing summarises the key requirements linked to safeguarding in the early years. It is a useful quick read for DSLs returning to work.

Risk assessment and checklists

Holiday and out-of-school settings

EYFS Statutory Guidance

This area highlights statutory documents, those that may be of interest and websites that offer guidance and support in areas relevant to day to day practice.