Please refer to updates to this Guidance from DoH contained in the letters of October 8th 2021 and January 6th 2022 on this website
Department of Health issued Letters on 8th October 2021 and 6th January 2022 giving supplementary Guidance to Childcare Providers on COVID19. Please read these letters (links below) in conjunction with the Guidance for Childcare Settings August 16th. (see below)
Group Settings :-
The Guidance is effective immediately, and you should take time to review it. Please see paragraphs 21 (in relation to infection control measures) and 61-65 (in relation to advice for close contacts) in particular, which have changed substantially.
The Guidance is effective immediately, and you should take time to review it. Please see paragraphs 14 (in relation to infection control measures) and 32-36 (in relation to advice for close contacts) in particular, which have changed substantially
Please see useful article from Employers For Childcare which includes some 'Frequently asked questions' relating to latest changes to the Covid-19 rules
Childcare Providers - This guidance will be factored into HSC Trust inspections. Please take time to familiarise yourself with both of the documents, and share them with the parents of all children in your care.
Please note that this guidance will be updated regularly, so Childcare providers should consult the FSNI website at regular intervals for information and advice.
Find latest Training here: Training Resources for Childcare Providers
HMRC are asking REGISTERED Childcare Providers to help working parents with their childcare costs by signing up to Tax-Free Childcare :-
Letter from the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Michael McBride, to all parents and carers of children in childcare (PDF Downloadable)