Early years and childcare coronavirus information

The Trafford Council Outbreak Hub continue to be available to offer support and guidance to settings. The Hub continues to be available via email at covidtrace@trafford.gov.uk or via the online form.

The key government guidance can be found below:

 New and updated UKHSA guidance for the general population, which will also be relevant to education and childcare settings, includes:

You can find a list of Coronavirus symptoms for adults and children on NHS websites below:

Department for Education (DfE) Webinar

The DfE has also shared a webinar giving an overview from DfE and UKHSA officials on the changes that come into effect from Friday 1 April, and what this means in practice for education, childcare and children’s social care settings.

Ofsted Deferrals

The DfE has also said that it is "aware that some education settings are currently experiencing high levels of staff absence". It advises that where a setting is facing acute disruption, including due to workforce absence, it can continue to request an Ofsted deferral. Ofsted says that it will continue to look carefully and sensitively at each request and will make their decision on a case-by-case basis.