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.
You can read updated government guidance on our summary page of FAQs here.
Early years providers are no longer required to notify Ofsted or their childminder agency of cases of Covid-19 within their settings, regardless of whether the positive case is a child at the setting or a staff member. You can read more here. All other incidents that require reporting to Ofsted should continue. Ofsted has therefore now withdrawn the specific guidance on the requirement to report Covid-19 cases and the following guidance has been updated to reflect this change: Childcare: reporting children’s accidents and injuries and Report a serious childcare incident.
The COVID-19 outbreak is an ever-evolving situation. This information will be updated as things change.
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
Coronarvirus: latest data (Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England)
Coronavirus (2019-cCoV) (NHS)