Reporting a Case of Positive COVID-19 to Ofsted

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Interim Senior Advisory Teacher EYFS & EYFS Moderation Manager Sharon Rose on behalf of Ofsted, for the attention of the Early Years sector.

Ofsted has newly published guidance on 11th November; Tell Ofsted if you have a COVID-19 incident at your childcare business.

You must report to Ofsted:

  • Any confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the setting, either in children or staff if the setting is advised to close as a result.
  • This must be within 14 days of a confirmed positive test for COVID-19.

The new guidance clearly shows you how and where to report and what information you will be required to share.

Please note you must still follow the Government guidance for COVID-19 in addition to these actions from Ofsted.