Version 1 - updated 26.05.20
When a child, or staff member develops symptoms compatible with coronavirus, they should be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 7 days. Their fellow household members should self-isolate for 14 days.
All staff and children who are attending playgroup will have access to a test (as they become available) if they display symptoms of coronavirus and are encouraged to get tested in this scenario.
Where the child or staff member tests negative, they can return to playgroup and the fellow household members can end their self-isolation.
Where the child or staff member tests positive, the bubble/rest of Playgroup should be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 14 days. The other household members of playgroup do not need to self-isolate unless the child or staff member they live with in that group subsequently develops symptoms.
As part of the national test and trace programme, if other cases are detected within the cohort or in the wider setting, Public Health England’s local health protection teams will conduct a rapid investigation and will advise schools and other settings on the most appropriate action to take.
In some cases, a larger number of other children, young people may be asked to self-isolate at home as a precautionary measure – perhaps the whole class, site or year group.
Where settings are observing guidance on infection prevention and control, which will reduce risk of transmission, closure of the whole setting will not generally be necessary.
This protocol is one of seven Coronavirus protocols we have put in place, based on our overall risk assessment. These are:
Effective infection protection and control protocol
What happens if someone is unwell protocol
Confirmed case protocol
Handover protocol to after school provision
All are regularly reviewed / updated by staff / parent committee in line with Government guidance. All are published on our website – www.tollertonplaygroup.com/blogs