COVID-19 Support

COVID-19 Support

Updated protective measures and guidance for Nurseries and childcare settings from the Welsh Government on safe operations. Guidance for Childcare & Playwork: Coronavirus


NHS Test and Trace App

The NHS Test and Trace app was launched on the 24th September in conjunction with the UK Government. Please see links to the press release and supporting information.

Press release – https://gov.wales/businesses-urged-prepare-nhs-covid-19-app

Create a coronavirus NHS QR code for your venue – https://www.gov.uk/create-coronavirus-qr-poster

Welsh Government guidance – https://gov.wales/nhs-covid-19-app-contact-tracing

NHS COVID-19 app: guidance for businesses and organisations – https://gov.wales/nhs-covid-19-app-guidance-businesses-and-organisations


LFD testing in Childcare and Education settings

The offer of testing is voluntary, however following the reduction in restrictions over the summer months, Welsh Government are encouraging learners in year 7 and above and staff in childcare, schools and colleges to continue to test regularly using LFD test kits, so infections can be identified before going to school or socialising with others and unknowingly spreading the virus to friends or family.

Having considered the data Welsh Government recommend that settings continue LFD asymptomatic testing offer for a further three weeks. At which time, officials will again review the available data and communicate any changes.

Settings are asked to continue to order their resupplies of LFDs in the normal way – a reminder of how to order LFD test kits is included below:

Settings are now able to order LFD tests via this link: https://request-testing.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/

Settings will require their UON, which can be obtained from the Education and Childcare asset banks:

Childcare: Published Assets (assetbank-server.com)

If there are any issues, please email: eduandcctesting@gov.wales

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions)


Guidance for Childcare & Playwork: Coronavirus

Welsh Government have developed new Action Cards to support childcare and play work settings.

These Action Cards outline the potential reasonable measures that settings can take to reduce the risk of COVID-19:

They should be read alongside the Childcare and Playwork COVID-19 Guidance.

Further Action Cards are available, including on Organised Children’s Activities and Soft Play and Indoor Play Areas.


Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Due to COVID-19 it is important to consider how a different approach will be implemented in many areas of your practice and to ensure that you clearly convey this approach to parents and children.  This guidance is to help you prepare an agreement with parents that will help to outline and summarise the key changes to what they can expect of you, as well as what you expect of them. There is also a template for you to use. For non-members a generic Childminding Community Agreement template for England and Wales can be found in our Re-opening Toolkit

All childcare and play settings in Wales are advised to note the updated guidance (link below) about Covid-19 to reflect current developments.

https://gov.wales/guidance-educational-settings-about-covid-19

Although the guidance is mainly directed at schools and education settings, the same applies to all childcare and play settings.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for our registered care providers

An update from Carer Inspectorate Wales –

CIW have shared an update on how they are responding to the outbreak of COVID-19, as well as how they plan to approach any future decisions as the situation develops. The full letter can be accessed below.

Letter from CIW

The latest information on COVID-19 is available on the Public Health Wales website.

HMRC

COVID-19 Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Advice from Business Wales regarding the Coronavirus

Covid-19 : Support for Business

Other useful Resources –

https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice/tool-kit

Testing Centres in Carmarthenshire –

https://gov.wales/new-testing-centres-and-online-booking-be-rolled-out-wales-week

CWLWM – Welsh Government Announcement on COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme HMRC Guidance

https://developmentbank.wales/news-and-events/development-bank-wales-launches-ps100-million-covid-19-wales-business-loan-scheme

https://gov.wales/education-coronavirus

https://gov.wales/work-based-learning-and-apprenticeships-coronavirus

https://llyw.cymru/dysgu-seiliedig-ar-waith-phrentisiaethau-coronafeirws?_ga=2.71936404.686900459.1585733459-1163210978.1565692554

https://wcva.cymru/coronavirus-statement/

https://www.gov.uk/difficulties-paying-hmrc

https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/covid-19-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-consider

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-back-statutory-sick-pay-paid-to-employees-due-to-coronavirus-covid-19

Welsh Government’s Resilience Fund:

https://media.service.gov.wales/news/find-out-if-your-business-is-eligible-for-support-from-the-new-economic-resilience-fund

 

 

An excellent service – keep up the good work. Thanks.
Posted by Parent, from Carmarthenshire
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