The UK government has just published its Covid-19 recovery strategy below. We are expecting further guidance from the DfE and will share this as soon as it is available.

The document outlines "a phased return for early years settings and schools" from 1 June. "Government expects children to be able to return to early years settings, and for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to be back in school in smaller sizes, from this point. This aims to ensure that the youngest children, and those preparing for the transition to secondary school, have maximum time with their teachers."

"The Department of Education will engage closely with schools and early years providers to develop further detail and guidance on how schools should facilitate this."

Additionally, from the 13 May: "paid childcare for example nannies and childminders, can take place subject to being able to meet the public health principles in Annex A, because these are roles where working from home is not possible."

The full document can be found here: