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This sample Coronavirus policy was submitted to me by a member of the Childminding Best Practice Club. She asked to remain anonymous. This is a good, reasonable policy that you can feel free to adapt for your own setting if you want to write a policy. Please keep in mind that there is no legal requirement to write a Coronavirus policy. It is just up to you if you want to think through the scenarios that could affect your business and provide this information in written format to parents.

 

Coronavirus Policy (Updated 17/03/2020)

Due to the recent events surrounding Coronavirus, this is the policy I will be following.
This will be updated as guidance changes.

It is extremely important that we are honest with each other about any suspected cases or any isolation periods that have been enforced or recommended.

In the setting

Parents and children will be asked to wash their hands on entry to the setting.
We will wash hands on the return from outings.
We will continue to wash hands before meals and snacks and regularly throughout the day.
The kitchen, garden room, cloakroom and downstairs bathroom will be cleaned daily (as normal).
The usual cleaning regime will continue with extra care with regard to door handles, high traffic surfaces and toys.
All toys and equipment will continue to be cleaned on a regular basis.

Illness and Exclusion periods

Relating to Children and Parents attending my setting

If any member of your household is showing any symptoms of the Coronavirus including;
– a new persistent cough
– fever above 37.8C and or flu like symptoms

Every member of the household will need to self isolate for 14 days minimum or longer until symptoms have resolved.

If I am open, normal fees will be charged.

 

Relating to myself

If any member of my household is showing symptoms of the Coronavirus including;
– a new persistent cough
– fever above 37.8C and or flu like symptoms

Every member of my household will need to self isolate for 14 days minimum or longer until symptoms have resolved.

If I am closed, no fees will be charged.

Previous (longer version with  more specifics) follows. It is totally up to you to adapt this for your setting based on what you are being told to do by your LA.

Coronavirus Policy (Updated 13/03/2020)

 

Due to the recent events surrounding Coronavirus, this is the policy I will be following.

This will be updated as guidance changes.

As I have made you aware already, I will now be following the government guidelines regarding coronavirus with immediate effect.

It is extremely important that we are honest with each other about any suspected cases or any isolation periods that have been enforced or recommended.

 

In the setting

Parents and children will be asked to wash their hands on entry to the setting.

We will wash hands on the return from outings.

We will continue to wash hands before meals and snacks and regularly throughout the day.

The kitchen, garden room, cloakroom and downstairs bathroom will be cleaned daily (as normal).

The usual cleaning regime will continue with extra care with regard to door handles, high traffic surfaces and toys.

All toys and equipment will continue to be cleaned on a regular basis.

 

Illness and Exclusion periods

Relating to Children and Parents attending my setting

If your child is showing any symptoms of the Coronavirus including a new persistent cough, fever above 37.8C and or flu like symptoms. You will need to keep your child isolated for 7 days or longer until symptoms have resolved. Fees apply as normal as I am open.

If you (the child’s parent or carer) show symptoms of the Coronavirus and have to self isolate from work, then your child will not be able to attend the setting due to you being in direct contact with your child. You will need to isolate for 7 days, or longer until the symptoms have been resolved, as stated by the government guidelines. Fees apply as normal as I am open.

If your (the parent or carer’s) workplace is closed for isolation for 14 days, and you have to self isolate as instructed by your workplace, your child will not be able to attend the setting either to ensure the isolation process is followed correctly. Normal fees apply as I am still open.

If you or your child have been in direct contact with someone with a confirmed case of Coronavirus or have travelled from one of the virus hotspot countries your child will not be able to attend the setting until the 14 day isolation period is over and as long as no symptoms are apparent. Fees apply as normal as I am still open.

If your child’s school or preschool is closed due to a deep clean to help eliminate the risk of coronavirus I will remain open. Your child is welcome to attend my setting as normal. If you need to increase your child’s hours, please let me know and I will try to accommodate your needs. Normal fees apply, as I am open.

If your child’s school/other settings attended are closed due to a confirmed case of coronavirus your child will not be able to attend this setting and will have to stay at home for the full isolation period of 14 days. Normal fees apply as I am open

 

Relating to Myself and my Family

If my child’s school is closed due to a confirmed case of coronavirus then I will have no choice but to close for 14 days whilst we self isolate. In usual circumstances if I do not work, fees would not be charged, as the setting would be closed.

If myself or any other family member living in my home shows symptoms of the coronavirus, I will close the setting for 7 days. In usual circumstances if I do not work, fees would not be charged, as the setting would be closed

If I, or any member of my family living in my home have had direct contact with someone with a confirmed case I will have no choice but to close the setting for the14 day isolation period. In usual circumstances if I do not work, fees would not be charged, as the setting would be closed.

If I, or any member of my family becomes a confirmed case I will have no choice but to close the setting for the14 day isolation period. In usual circumstances if I do not work, fees would not be charged, as the setting would be closed.

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