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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/Playworker will need to be off for 10 days and until well enough to return (by which point Playscheme will be over). The self- isolation of others will be managed through the test and trace advice from Public Health. However, an email will be sent to Parents and Playworkers informing them that there has been a positive 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 self-isolate for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. 

If they have tested positive whilst not experiencing symptoms but develop symptoms during the isolation period, they should restart the 10 day isolation period from the day they develop symptoms

UCHP will work with the Health Protection Team of Public Health England to determine who else, if anyone, also needs to isolate.









COVID Quick Guide

UCHP COVID-19 Policy