01. What is Acorn’s approach to operating nurseries during the Covid-19 pandemic? Supporting our families and the health, safety & wellbeing of children in our care is Acorn’s key priority during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we are trying to offer childcare to all those that need it, whilst following all current Government guidance and adhering to strict H&S measures. We are monitoring all advice and guidance released by the Government, as well as lots of other sector-related information. Based on this, we have been maintaining dynamic risk assessments and procedures specifically related to the Covid-19 outbreak, some of which are summarised in these FAQs for parents. Having continued to operate half of our nurseries during lockdown, and all nurseries since 1st June, our procedures have proved highly effective.