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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for school age childcare services

Non-statutory guidance to support a safe and supportive environment.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for school age childcare services
Evacuation procedures

Evacuation procedures

If the layout of facilities is changed, and/or circulation routes or entry/exit points are altered, consideration should be given to evacuation procedures (e.g. in the event of a fire or other incident).

Muster points should also be considered to ensure appropriate physical distancing arrangements are maintained between individuals/groups as far as practically possible. It is important that any changes are communicated to children and staff and that appropriate practices are carried out at the earliest convenience. 

Evacuation arrangements should be included as part of the risk assessment for the setting.

Evacuation arrangements for children with complex needs or disabilities should be reviewed in light of any changes.


First published: 5 Mar 2021 Last updated: 20 Jul 2021 -