Covid-19 Policy

Cuisine by Nadine

Cuisine by Nadine recognises that careful planning is essential in order to keep the children and our team safe, and to limit the spread of coronavirus/Covid-19, within our setting. Accordingly, we have conducted a thorough Covid-19 risk assessment and will review it on a monthly basis and whenever Government guidance changes.

Living with Covid-19 Plan

The Prime Minister has now set out the next phase of the Government’s COVID-19 response to
the Living with COVID-19 plan and confirmed that domestic legal restrictions will
end on 24th February 2022.

The key point for us to note relates to self-isolation:

Changes to self-isolation

From Thursday 24th February the legal requirement to self-isolate ends.
Until 1st April, the government still advises people who test positive to stay at home and avoid
contact with other people for at least five full days and then continue to isolate until they have
received two negative test results on consecutive days.

If a child has any of the main symptoms or a positive test result, the public health advice
remains unchanged: stay at home and avoid contact with other people. Anyone with any of the
main COVID-19 symptoms should arrange a PCR test and is advised to stay at home while waiting
for the result.
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
 a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not
need to measure your temperature)
 a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more
coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
 a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot
smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

It is important to be aware that in some cases the symptoms may be very mild or even non-existent, especially in children.

If anyone tests positive, they are advised to follow public health advice.

From April, the Government will update guidance setting out the ongoing steps that people with
COVID-19 should take which we believe will be similar to the advice on other infectious
diseases. The government will also no longer provide free to order universal symptomatic and
asymptomatic testing for the general public in England.

As always, the safety of our students and team remains paramount and we thank you for your
continued support.

Procedure for infection or suspected infection

Any child who becomes ill with symptoms which could be Covid-19 during the class will be isolated from the other children by at least two metres until the child can be collected by his or her parents. If the child becomes seriously ill, we will call 999.

If a child or member of staff has suspected symptoms of Covid-19, they will be sent home and must follow the Government guidance for households with possible Covid-19 infection. This includes self-isolation and taking a Covid-19 test.

If children or staff experience any symptoms of Covid-19 they must not attend the class until all symptoms have passed and they feel well.

Infection control

Like the common cold and flu viruses, Covid-19 is spread by:

  • Infected people passing the virus to others through large droplets when coughing, sneezing, or even talking within a close distance.
  • Direct contact with an infected person: for example, if you shake or hold their hand, and then touch your own mouth, eyes or nose without first washing your hands.
  • Touching objects (eg door handles, light switches) that have previously been touched by an infected person, then touching your own mouth, eyes or nose without first washing your hands. Viruses can survive longer on hard surfaces than on soft or absorbent surfaces.

We will take the following steps to reduce the risk of catching or spreading Covid-19 during the class:


  • Staff and children will wash their hands as soon as they arrive at the class, and will be reminded to wash their hands regularly throughout the session, especially after using the toilet, before eating food and after coughing or sneezing.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available in convenient locations throughout the class.
  • We will have tissues readily available for use when sneezing and coughing, and these will be disposed of, in a lidded red bin, immediately after use.
  • If they don’t have a tissue to hand, children will be instructed to cough or sneeze into the crook of their arm.
  • We will discourage children from touching their faces.
  • We will discourage children from touching each other.
  • Children will only allowed to bring essential items with them to the class.


  • We will ensure that frequently-touched surfaces, such as handles, light switches, table tops and equipment are regularly cleaned with anti-bacterial spray or wipes, before and after each session.
  • We will restrict the sharing of equipment between parties, normal practice is that there is enough equipment for individual use.  Any equipment that needs to be shared will be thoroughly cleaned before being used by the next person.
  • Toilets and sinks will be cleaned by school before each session.
  • Equipment and use of own fully equipped medium sized first aid box inclusive of general burns kit is for exclusive use of Cuisine by Nadine students.

Promoting good practice

  • Ensure that all team members have received training in, and understand, our new procedures
  • Display and give reminders to promote infection control
  • Ensure that adequate supplies of cleaning materials are available within the class
  • Dispose of waste promptly and hygienically
  • Provide tissues and suitable facilities for their disposal.

We will promote infection control through the methods above, and in addition we will:


We may need to temporarily close the class if we have insufficient staff due to illness to run sessions safely. If this occurs the we will contact all parents via telephone or email.

In the event that we have a number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 associated with the class or we need to close if advised to do so by the local Health Protection Team in order to limit the spread of the virus.

If the class needs to close, I will notify parents / carers as soon as possible. I will also inform the lettings department at the school.

Useful contacts

The Lettings Team, Oasis Academy Coulsdon, Homefield Road
Old Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 1ES: [01737 551161]

This policy was adopted by: [Cuisine by Nadine]Date:01.03.22
To be reviewed: [05.04.22]Signed: [Nadine Spink/Proprietor]

Written in accordance with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017): Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements: Health [3.44].

is located at:

Cuisine by Nadine
84 Banstead Road
Carshalton Beeches