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.
- Lateral flow testing is now available to anyone who works in an occupation related to a childcare provider, school, nursery or college, and their household, childcare and support bubbles. This includes childminders and wraparound care providers. Read the details here.
- The government has outlined its plans for taking the country out of lockdown. The full roadmap is available here.
- Government guidance for early years providers is available here: Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak
The COVID-19 outbreak is an ever-evolving situation. This information will be updated regularly 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 information (Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England)
Coronavirus (2019-cCoV) (NHS)