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NEWS: Updates to early years guidance for Covid-19 in England published

Following announcements today from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the "Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak" guidance has been updated.

This mainly consists of the addition of further detail and clarity on issues including:

  • the use and disposal of face coverings
  • supervised toothbrushing programmes (section 3)
  • process for local lockdowns (section 3)
  • music, dance and drama (section 3)
  • maximising use of sites and ventilation within settings (section 3)
  • reopening of buildings (section 3)
  • journeys, such as pickups and drop offs (section 3)
  • attending more than one setting (section 3)
  • a child with symptoms attending a setting (section 3)
  • pregnant women (section 3)
  • visitors to settings, including new admissions and settling in (section 3)
  • use of outdoor private and public spaces (section 5)
  • information childcare (section 5)
  • supporting children’s and staff wellbeing (section 6)
  • new SEND legislation (section 6)
  • EYFS disapplications ending on 25 September 2020 (section 7)
  • emergency first aid (section 7)
  • the Job Retention Bonus scheme (section 10)

PACEY is going through the information and we will update our own guidance and FAQs asap. If you have any queries, please do let us know via and we will try to build this into our support.