Children under 12 don’t need to physically distance from other children or adults. This means children can play together and staff can, for example, change nappies, hold kids’ hands and give them a hug.
Some settings might keep children in groups and limit the interaction between other children. Your setting can let you know if they’ll be doing this.
However, staff and parents will need to physically distance from each other, which is why some things, such as pick up and drop off, may change to ensure this can happen.
Every ELC setting will have its own guidelines so contact your child’s setting to learn more.