The Early Years guidance has been updated on shielding for staff and children; asymptomatic testing; test and trace payments for parents; parent and child groups, educational visits; and resuming Ofsted visits.
Information on rapid asymptomatic coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for staff in primary schools, school-based nurseries and maintained nursery schools.
Change made: updated the guidance to include information on who should be offered testing, how the testing works, testing pupils and what staff with symptoms or a positive test result need to do.
How staff in early years settings can access regular rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing.
Change made: first published.
What early years providers need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made: added guidance on ‘Asymptomatic testing: early years staff in different settings’ to the collection.
How you can get informal childcare for anyone under 14 from friends and family you do not live with.
Change made: updated to clarify rules on eligibility for bubbles and advice on self-isolation.
Find out who is eligible for twice-weekly testing and how to get tested if you do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). This guidance is for people without symptoms.
Change made: clarified related occupations who should get tested twice weekly.
Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made: changes made to the sections ‘Considering group sizes’, ‘Promote and engage in asymptomatic testing’, ‘Educational visits and trips’, and ‘Staff who are clinically extremely vulnerable’.
Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings.
Change made: changes made to the sections ‘Bubbles and group sizes’ and ‘Children with health concerns’.
Information for parents and carers about attending schools, nurseries and colleges in the spring term 2021.
Change made: updated guidance on home testing for students, changes to shielding, returning to boarding schools, Test and Trace support payments, wraparound provision, school trips, confirmatory PCR tests for secondary and college-aged students and Ofsted Inspections.