Maximising use of outdoor spaces
Evidence suggests that outdoor environments can limit transmission. Outdoor nurseries and childcare settings by their very nature will maximise time spent outdoors by children.
Time spent indoors (during meet up or drop off) should be kept to an absolute minimum in order to reduce risk of spread of infection. During anytime the service has to use their emergency shelter (in the case of extreme weather conditions), additional consideration should be given to physical distancing between groups of children.
Use of Public Space
Some outdoor settings operate within space which can also be accessed by members of the public. Within any public spaces staff should be aware at all times of the need to keep children distanced from any other children who are not part of the setting, or other adults who may be in the vicinity.