COVID-19 Beech Tree Childcare Risk Assessment Version 10 – updated 23/12/2020 using the Government Guidelines published on 22/12/2020:


  • Government Guidelines Update – ‘Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak’ – updated 22/12/2020


Main changes to previous guidance updated in ‘Actions for Early Years and Childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak’:

8 December 2020 updated information in the side effects of vaccinations or teething section.


3 December 2020 updated information in the:

·         local restriction tiers section and included a link to the contingency framework

·         parent and child groups section

·         resuming Ofsted inspections section


26 November 2020 updated or added information about:

·         employer health and safety and equalities duties

·         staff who are clinically extremely vulnerable

·         staff who are pregnant

·         close contact with someone with symptoms

·         use of face coverings

·         enhanced cleaning

·         guidance on result of negative or positive test

·         travel

·         visitors to the setting: external professionals and parents

·         music, dance and drama: organised performances

·         children self-isolating / clinically extremely vulnerable

·         special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

·         early years foundation stage (EYFS) disapplications and requirements for paediatric first aid

·         planning for and supporting children’s learning

·         resuming Ofsted inspections

·         temporary changes to 30 hours entitlement

·         business support including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

·         arrangements for providing meals

·         protected characteristics

·         ventilation and thermal comfort

·         printable early years action card

·         printable card on What to do if a child is displaying symptoms of coronavirus

·         the NHS app

·         visitors to the setting: recruitment, supply staff and students

·         malleable materials (messy play)

·         vaccines and teething

·         local restriction tiers

·         staff needing to self-isolate after returning from abroad

·         trips to indoor spaces (including soft play)

·         parent and child groups

·         childminder with household member self-isolating

 Information on ‘notify Ofsted’ in section 3.3 moved to Manage and report to Ofsted and the PHE advice line confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the setting community.