Sourced by Direct.GOV ‘As part of national social distancing measures to limit the spread of corona virus, we have had to limit the numbers of children and young people attending educational and childcare settings, to ensure that pupils and staff attending could do so safely. That is why, since 23 March, education and childcare settings have only been open to priority groups children of critical workers and vulnerable children’
Alongside good hygiene and cleaning, one of the main protective measures we can take to reduce transmission is to have small group and class sizes. By returning pupils gradually settings can initially reduce the number of children and young people in classrooms compared to usual and put protective measures in place to reduce risks.
Children will need to stay within their new class/group wherever possible and we will ask settings to implement a range of protective measures including increased cleaning, reducing ‘pinch points’ (such as at the start and end of day), and utilising outdoor space’