Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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These pages are for all staff working directly with children and families in an early years provision.

It is not intended to replace any guidance issued by the Government.


The government has announced the 'partial closure' of childcare providers and schools with care still being provided for key workers and vulnerable children.

For any questions you have on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Furlough Leave and Related Employment Matters please see our FAQs on our Business Advice page.

The status of coronavirus (COVID-19) is ever-evolving. This information will be added to and updated regularly as this fast-moving situation changes.


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Coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education has a helpline for early years providers, schools and colleges – as well as parents, carers and young people – who have questions about coronavirus.

If you have specific questions about the virus, you can contact the helpline on:

Call: 0800 046 8687



Key links


Business support

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Self-employed Income Support Scheme

Small Business Grant Fund

Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance for the charity sector

Financial support for your business during coronavirus (Covid-19)



Coronavirus (Covid-19): early years and childcare closures

Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing social distancing in education and childcare settings

Guidance on maintaining educational provision

Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision

COVID 19: Guidance for educational settings (DfE and Public Health England)


For families

COVID 19 - Common Questions - Advice for You and Your Family (NHS)



Coronarvirus: latest information and advice (Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England)

Coronavirus (2019-cCoV) (NHS)

Coronavirus FAQs (NHS)

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - what you need to know (Public Health England)