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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via the online form. The key government guidance can be found below: UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) health protection in education and childcare settings DfE emergency planning and response New and updated UKHSA guidance for the general population, which will also be relevant to education and childcare settings, includes: Guidance for people with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19, or a positive test result for COVID-19 Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19 Ventilation of indoor spaces to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections COVID-19 guidance for people whose immune system means they are at higher risk You can find a list of Coronavirus symptoms for adults and children on NHS websites below: Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms in adults - NHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms in children - NHS 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.