GOV.UK updates for early years and childcare providers

Supporting vulnerable children and young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Guidance for education settings and local authorities about children supported through social care, with EHC plans or identified as vulnerable by their school or local authority.

Supporting vulnerable children and young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

This guidance applies to staff working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings in England, the children, young people and learners who attend these settings and their parents or carers.

Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

Business Interruption Insurance

The latest Guidance Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak updated on the 15th May 2020 answers the above question on insurance (see section 5.9)

Business interruption insurance

For childcare providers which have a policy that covers government-ordered closure and unspecified notifiable diseases, the government’s social distancing instructions are sufficient to allow businesses to make a claim against their insurance, provided the other terms and conditions in their policy are met.

Public liability insurance

For childcare providers with public liability insurance, the Association of British Insurers’ members continue to offer cover to settings, whether open or closed, with no change to terms and conditions to existing policies.

Providers should check their terms and conditions with their insurance company.