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COVID-19 Statement

Updated 18/01/2022

Background

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve had in place robust safe operating procedures all in line with latest Government guidance. This is to ensure we continue to offer a safe environment for our colleagues and children. Covid is still very much with us and below details the continued measure we have in place to reduce and control the spread within our settings. All processes are constantly reviewed and updated in line with latest guidance, a copy of our full policy is available to view at site.

Covid restrictions in place:

  • Social distancing measures between all colleagues and visitors to the setting
  • Face coverings optional in communal area and when interacting with another adult
  • Visitors to the setting are requested to wear a face covering and numbers are limited at any one time
  • Drop off and pick up continues from outside our nursery’s, within our creche parents can enter where required
  • Increased cleaning through the day in high traffic areas and touchpoints
  • Engage with NHS Test & Trace where required to identify close contacts and follow current guidance
  • Colleagues are encouraged to be full vaccinated
  • All children or colleagues who display any of the following symptom must stay at home and arrange for a PCR test
    • High temperature 38c or above
    • New, continuous cough (coughing a lot more for more than an hour or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours)
    • Loss or change in sense of smell and taste.
  • All positive cases must be reported to the setting manager and the latest Government guidance must be followed

Additional measures for any outbreaks:

  • Parents will be informed of the situation and any advice from the health protection team and local authority will be followed
  • Report any confirmed cases to Ofsted
  • Face coverings will be mandatory in all communal areas, at drop off and collection
  • All colleagues will take regular Lateral Flow tests
  • Where possible mixing of children and colleagues will be kept to a minimum