Childcare and supervised activities
Mid Kent Environmental Health
Guidance for childcare and children's supervised activities opening up on the 12 April 2021.
What do I need to do?
Carry out a Covid-19 risk assessment to determine the hazards and risk associated with your business.
- Step 1 - Identify hazards
- Step 2 - Identify who can be harmed
- Step 3 – Assess the risk
- Step 4 - Implement control measures
- Step 5 – Review regularly
Check out the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website for guidance on risk assessments.
You should look at government guidance for your specific industry regularly as you prepare to restart activities as it can change quickly.
You should follow any advice and guidance given by your trade association or equivalent.
12 April 2021
Central government has been clear in their message that the dates suggested for each phase of the reopening is a guide only. The actual dates that each stage occur will be informed by data and subject to four distinct tests.
|Ensure you are Covid-secure.|
|Adults and children over 10 years old must wear a face covering when indoors.|
|Ensure that toilet facilities and frequent touch points (handrails and doors) are cleaned regularly.|
|Manage capacity limits/numbers to ensure social distancing.|
|Use NHS QR Code for Test and Trace and provide a non-digital backup.|
|Choose outdoors where possible.|
|Do not allow groups to mix indoors or outdoors.|
|Do not allow overcrowding to compromise space needed for safeguarding.|
|Do not allow mixing of play or sports equipment.|
|No more than 15 people (not including under 5’s).|
Points to consider
- How will you ensure social distancing?
- Consider the age of the children in attendance
- How will you ensure people stay in their groups?
- Consider issuing tickets to limit numbers in attendance
- Consider staggered entry times to avoid queues
- Do you have sufficient PPE?
- Do you have hand sanitiser?
- How and when will you sanitise any equipment?
- Do you have a test and trace system in place?
- Download your signage from our posters and signs for businesses page
Contact for advice
Mid Kent Environmental Health Services