From 25 January, all Covid-19 notifications will undergo a regulatory assessment which will result in one of the following regulatory responses:

1. No further information is required – the notification will be closed.

2. The service will be requested to complete a self-assessment checklist. The early years inspector will issue the self-assessment checklist where required. Services will then provide assurance through this checklist that they have the required protective measures in place to operate a safe service. If insufficient information is returned, an inspection may follow.

3. The service will receive an onsite inspection, the decision to carry out an inspection will be risk-based.

You can read the provider communication here: