Childcare for key workers and vulnerable families is set to continue over the school holidays once new venues have been arranged.

Council chiefs confirmed the current COVID-19 related childcare provision will carry on but will be relocated due to the ongoing work to prepare schools and nurseries for the return of children and young people on August 11

The childcare provision will need to be relocated into community-based venues and early years establishments, with more information on the location of these venues will be released later this week.

A spokesperson said: “The council is working closely with colleagues and partner agencies to get the venues ready for use. This includes carrying out the relevant safely checks and ensuring adherence to current public health guidance. There will be an online booking system to enable key worker families to pre-book the times that they require their children to attend.

“Information on this process will also be issued in the week commencing June 22. It will be a simple, easy-to-use electronic system that will make a big difference to the operation of these new hubs and we thank you in advance for your support.”


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