Ofsted guidance for if your operating circumstances change or you have a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in setting.
If your operating circumstances change (that is, you open or close):
- let Ofsted know by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘change in operating hours’ in the subject field
- in the body of the email, confirm the unique reference number for each setting and the details of the change - the URN can be found on the setting’s registration, inspection report(s), and Ofsted reports page
In addition, any confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the setting (either child or staff member), or if the setting has been advised to close as a result, should be swiftly reported to Ofsted through the usual notification channels.
Guidance published by Ofsted on the 11th November to help support providers when informing Ofsted of a COVID-19 related incident can be found here.
The guidance states that you should 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
You must inform Ofsted within 14 days of a confirmed positive test for COVID-19.
You should also refer to the Bolton specific Action Cards in conjunction with the Ofsted guidance.