Summer in the City – Covid safety

Once again, we’re looking forward to a great Summer in the City. However, due to Covid we will be working hard to keep everyone safe. 

We will always follow Government guidelines. This will also include:

  • increased hygiene measures - encouraging staff and children to clean their hands thoroughly and more often - soap or hand sanitiser should be readily available
  • restricted groupings and use of increased spaces
  • ensuring good respiratory hygiene for everyone by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach
  • cleaning frequently touched surfaces more than usual
  • using social distancing to reduce contact and mixing between groups of children
  • keeping children in consistent groups (where possible) and keeping groups separate from one another or socially distanced
  • keeping occupied spaces well ventilated
  • promoting and engaging with the NHS Test and Trace process
  • managing and reporting confirmed cases of Covid-19.

What to do if your child is displaying Covid-19 symptoms

You should:

  • Not attend provision.
     
  • Book a test if you or your child has symptoms - the main symptoms are:
    • a high temperature
    • a new continuous cough
    • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
       
  • Self-isolate immediately and not attend the setting if:
    • you or your child develops symptoms
    • you or your child have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for Covid-19
    • anyone in your household or support or childcare bubble develops symptoms of Covid-19
    • you or your child are required to quarantine having recently visited countries outside the common travel area
    • you or your child have been advised to isolate by NHS test and trace or the PHE local health protection team
    • provide details of anyone they have been in close contact with, if they test positive for Covid-19 or if asked by NHS Test and Trace.

If your child becomes unwell while at a setting, the provider will call you immediately to collect them. When you collect your child, you should take them straight home. Do not use public transport or visit the GP, pharmacy, urgent care centre or a hospital unless your child is seriously unwell. In an emergency, call 999 if they are seriously ill or injured or their life is at risk.

Follow the NHS guidance on when to self-isolate and what to do, or contact NHS 119 by phone if you do not have internet access.