Living with Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Living with Covid-19 at Castle Lane Day Nursery

On Monday the 21st February 2022, the UK Government announced a new strategy ‘Living with Covid’, setting out new changes to existing Covid restrictions and regulations.

As a direct result of this:

  • childcare staff are no longer required to continue a regular COVID-19 testing programme
  • there is no longer a legal requirement for people to self-isolate following a positive test for COVID-19

However, it should be noted that where a child is clearly unwell, whether with Covid or any other disease or illness, they should not attend nursery.

Common diseases and symptoms that require exclusion from nursery include (but are not limited to):

  1. A temperature of 38°C or over
  2. Gastrointestinal Infection (Diarrhoea and/or persistent vomiting)
  3. Chickenpox (Herpes-Shingles)
  4. Influenza
  5. Measles
  6. Rubella (German Measles)
  7. Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  8. Mumps
  9. Streptococcal Infection (sore throat, scarlet fever etc.)
  10. Contagious Skin Conditions

Wearing of masks

There is no longer a requirement to wear masks, either inside or outside our nursery premises at drop-off and collection times.

However, if parents and carers have a personal preference for wearing a face-covering so then we respect an individual’s right to choose. The same applies to our staff.

We continue to ask for your ongoing cooperation and understanding and, as always, our main priority is to keep our children, families and staff safe. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the office.

This page was last updated: September 2022