Coronavirus briefing: safeguarding guidance and information for early years providers

Publication date 2021
Early years child reading along with adult

With coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in place across the UK, early years providers have had to adapt the way they operate to continue to support children and families throughout the pandemic.

This briefing pulls together key guidance from all four UK nations on how early years childcare providers can keep children safe during the pandemic. It covers key topics including:

  • safeguarding and child protection
  • coronavirus protective measures
  • supporting children's wellbeing.

This briefing was updated on Tuesday 30th March 2021. We’ll be updating this briefing regularly. Sign up to CASPAR to keep up-to-date.

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