Covid: new guidance for childminders

DfE have issued guidance on What childminders should do when someone they live with has COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive, or is self-isolating as a close contact.

Covid updates: testing, financial support and vulnerable children

Confirmatory PCR tests following a positive lateral flow device (LFD) test result are to be temporarily suspended from Tuesday 11 January 2022. This will mean that anyone who receives a positive LFD test result will be required to self-isolate immediately and will not be required to take a confirmatory PCR test. Guidance has been updated […]

Covid: flexibility on ratios

DfE have confirmed that on that Covid counts as an exceptional circumstance under which ratios may be flexed. Guidance will be amended shortly to reflect this: It remains a priority to continue providing face to face education and childcare, but we know that COVID-19 continues to put early years settings under significant pressure, particularly in […]

Coronavirus updates

Government information for settings and schools: England / Wales / Scotland / Northern Ireland England Department for Education coronavirus helpline The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows: Phone: 0800 046 8687Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.ukOpening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to […]