This is the advise letter from Department of Education
Advice to All Parents
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to pre-school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for a PCR test (the normally available test type) and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
The 10-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.
If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.
Household members staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
If parents need any help or support or just a chat please phone Anne Marie.
All parents are reminded that when the weather is due to be hot your child MUST have a sun hat and must have suncream applied or they will not be allowed to play outside.
We are always monitoring the weather for the week ahead so we can inform parents.
Our policy has always been "No hat no play".
This is to keep your children safe in the sun.
In the past we have been able to supply children with one of our spare hats however due to COVID 19 we are no longer allowed to do this.
We always have up to date newsletters on here and on the main entrance doors. If you have any questions please ask a member of managment.
Evaluation on 2 bubbles:
Observing how the children have reacted to the two bubbles, we have been extremely pleased on how well it has worked. The setting seems to be a lot calmer within the smaller areas, with less running around. The younger and less confident children have really thrived and our little ones with special needs all seem to feel more secure in a smaller space. The children generally seem to be more focused and spend longer periods of time engaging in activities. We will keep the two bubbles for the foreseeable future and continue to evaluate the situation.
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Parents please find below some links that you may find helpful at home with your children during lockdown
please find below infomation on why we are still allowed to remain open.
The Department for Education has provided the below response to queries on why early years providers have been asked to remain open while schools have been instructed to close, following our meeting with children and families minister Vicky Ford earlier today: 5th January 2021.
Foundation Years - Hungry little minds-