COVID-19 UPDATE

Email dated 06.10.2020

Dear Early Years Settings,

Please see below COVID-19 UPDATE…

NEW – Guidance on Reporting both Suspected and Confirmed Cases

Suspected Case(s):

  1. Please email the dedicated education inbox about all suspected cases education.covid19reporting@bristol.gov.uk
  2. If one of the 4 following criteria apply please also contact the Public Health England South West Health Protection Team (HPT) on 0300 303 8162 or swhpt@phe.gov.uk
  1. Hospital admission with COVID like symptoms?
  2. Possible case who won’t/can’t get tested?
  3. A cluster of possible cases/ increased absenteeism?
  4. Possible case with definite link to confirmed case?

One Confirmed Case:

  1. Inform BCC by emailing the dedicated inbox. education.covid19reporting@bristol.gov.uk  This enables the team to follow up any urgent local support and manage communication.
  2. Contact the dedicated advice service, introduced by Department for Education. This can be reached by calling the DfE Helpline on 0800 046 8687 and selecting option 1 for advice on the action to take in response to a positive case. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/918924/Symptomtic_children_action_list_SCHOOLS_FINAL_17-09.pdf

More than one confirmed Case:

  1. Please email the dedicated education inbox: education.covid19reporting@bristol.gov.uk
  2. Contact the Public Health England South West Health Protection Team (HPT) on 0300 303 8162 or swhpt@phe.gov.uk

 

Please also find attached some useful documents:

  • School Outbreak FAQ
  • Quick guide to Parents/Carers
  • Visiting Professionals Risk Assessment
  • EHCP Return to School Guidance – focused for schools but still relevant for a child in an early years setting.
  • DBS Barring and Visiting
  • Checklist

 

Dawn Butler

Contacts

Deborah Brown - (General Enquries)
Dawn Butler - (General Enquiries)
Nicola Theobald - (General and Nursery School Enquiries)
Sharon McDonald - (Childminder Enquiries)