As you will know, Government advice is to restrict visitors to your early childhood service during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some early childhood services have found themselves in the position where an outside professional is required to make an essential visit to the setting in relation to the health, welfare and development of a child (or inspection purposes).
In this event, they have been asked to forward a specific written protocol for visitors in advance of the visit.
In response to this, we have developed an ‘Essential Visitor Protocol’. This document includes:
1.The protocol for visitors before, during and after the visit
2. A visitor information record template for completion by the visitor before entering the setting
3. A wellness self-declaration by the visitor
4. A Covid-19 Contract tracing template should this be needed following a visit by an essential visitor.
The Essential Visitor Protocol document is personalised to your early childhood service details and is emailed to you in pdf. This in turn can be emailed to any potential essential visitors in advance. The contact tracing template is provided in editable word version so you can complete for multiple children/staff should this be necessary.