At Abbots hall OSC we are introducing a stricter cleaning rota as well as encouraging children to wash their hands more often, we will be using anti bac wipes on all our surfaces and toys. There will be a hand cleaning station near both entrance to the rooms for visitors to use.

We have a poster on display explaining how to wash hands correctly with soap and water, where you can go to get expert advice on the virus, symptoms, and treatment.

ALL parents / carers will be asked to wait outside, and staff will assist children to the door, this is so the setting can limit adult interaction to a minimum. We will be following all guidelines set by the Government and following stringent rules on health and wellbeing.

Should a staff member become unwell with any of the symptoms of the virus, they will self-isolate to try and stop the spread of the virus to other people. We are asking children to cough into their elbow joint or a tissue which can be thrown away and hands washed.

We are also asking parents to keep children off school and out of the club setting if your child, or a member of the household has any symptoms, to remain at home for the suggested 7-14 days. If the government close the schools we will be closed as well as we run along side the school, and on the school grounds.

We will try and give you all as much notice of changes, or closures as soon as we can by phone or text. But this will also depend on the amount of notice we receive in the setting.

We will be placing children in to two groups A and B, to try to social distance as much as we can with the years attending the sessions, this will be across both breakfast and afterschool sessions.

We will keep all children on the daily registers so that if we close, when we return you will be able to settle in quickly without missing any sessions. This is something new for us all to deal with thank you for your patience and understanding. Thank you all for your support in this difficult and changing times.


If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you must stay at home (self- isolate) and get a test.

Main symptoms The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

What to do if you have symptoms If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

Stay at home (self-isolate) – do not leave your home or have visitors. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also self-isolate.

Get a test – get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, should also get a test if they have symptoms.

Get a test to check if you have coronavirus

What is a support bubble? Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if: you’re worried about your symptoms you’re not sure what to do Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service Call 111 if you cannot get help online. Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.


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