Early Years Provider Updates | COVID-19 Edition 110

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Associate Director for Children and Families, Michael Jarrett, for the attention of the Early Years leads.

This week’s news bulletin from Children and Families, Early Years Division at Slough Borough Council is now available please see the attached document dated 23rd June 2021.

We have been informed that there have been a number of cases this week with Nursery children being sent into Nursery when unwell and then needing to be sent home. In addition a number of instances where older siblings have had a positive PCR test (and Covid symptoms) and parents have continued to send the younger children into school/nursery.

Please ensure your parents are aware of the symptoms and understand what they need to do.

This weeks newsletter includes some key information from Public health and the COVID Schools Programme Officer; please ensure you share this information with your staff teams and parents. There is also information regarding surge testing and Salt Hill Park walk in vaccination centre for over 18s.

Unwell Young Children

There has been a recent increase in the numbers of young children who have been sent into Nursery or School when unwell.  Please could parents not send their children in if they are unwell, particularly if they are showing mild symptoms of COVID-19.  PCR tests can be booked via Get a free PCR test to check if you have Coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) or by ringing 119.

If a household member is showing symptoms of COVID-19 or has had a positive COVID-19 test, the whole household (including children) must self-isolate immediately for 10 days (or cease self-isolation if a confirmatory PCR test for the suspected positive household member comes back negative).

This week’s bulletin includes:

Department of Education


Update for Parents

  • National Testing Kit Shortage: Effect on Slough Surge Testing – letter to parents

Public Health

  • Surge testing in Slough
  • Unwell young children
  • Education contingency framework
  • Over 18 vaccination at Salt Hill Park

News and events:

Early Years Alliance


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