Actions for Early Years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – Updated 20.1.22

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Jan 21 2022

Please find guidance link for early years and childcare providers which has been updated on 20th January:

This update reflects yesterday’s announcement on Plan B measures. It also includes further updates in response to questions raised by the sector, including:

  • Clarification on EYFS flexibilities – as already communicated
  • Prioritisation of early years places if needed
  • Changes to advice to settings to report ‘positive’ cases to Ofsted instead of ‘confirmed’ cases to reflect the change in confirmatory PCR testing advice.
  • Self-isolation – a link to the main stay at home guidance, with an additional line to be clear that the early release does apply to under 5s and that its use is based on parental discretion.



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