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COVID-19 at Playscheme


Due to the current COVID pandemic, UCHP have been considering how we may run in accordance with Government guidelines and in consideration of the safety of all who come onto the Playscheme site.



UCHP will endeavour to keep staffing at a consistent level and in line with statutory ratios. However, it is possible if staff develop COVID symptoms, staffing levels may drop. UCHP will do everything it can to continue to operate. However, UCHP may have to consider withdrawing care at short notice should staffing levels be at such a low number that it is unsafe for us to operate.



The children share a toilet area, however scrupulous cleaning procedures will be put into place to minimise spread of infection.


What happens if there is a possible case of Coronavirus at Playscheme

If a child is ill, we ask that they do not attend. We ask that parents inform UCHP of any illness by calling the site phones (PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL). 

If any child or Playworker attending develops symptoms of COVID-19, they will be unable to attend the Playscheme until they have had a COVID-19 test and the result is negative. UCHP will require evidence that the test is negative.

If a test is required and the results are confirmed positive that child will need to self-isolate.  New Guidance effective from Monday 17 January applies to all positive cases, regardless of vaccination status.  People who are self-isolating with COVID-19 have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with an LFD test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature.  For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.  

The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day.  All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.

If the result of either test is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.

The self-isolation of others will be managed through the test and trace advice from Public Health.  We will inform parents where there is a positive case in their child's group. UCHP will also notify Cambridgeshire Early Years Service and Ofsted if there is a suspected or confirmed case,


Where there is a confirmed case of Coronavirus at Playscheme

If a child or member of staff tests positive for coronavirus, the individual concerned will be asked to follow current self-isolation guidance










COVID Quick Guide

UCHP COVID-19 Policy