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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice.

Childcare

Early years and childcare during coronavirus

Early years settings and registered childcare providers are open to all children. Parents and carers of children can continue to use these settings as normal..

Out-of-school settings and wraparound childcare (before and after school care) can offer indoor and outdoor provision to all children. Parents and carers can only access settings for certain essential reasons.

You can form a childcare bubble with another household to set up informal childcare if your child is age 13 or under.

For more information read the government's guidance on opening early years and childcare.

Speak to your child's school or childcare provider to find out what measures they're taking to keep your child safe. Registered childcare providers in Dorset have carried out risk assessments and are following government, Public Health and Dorset Council guidance. Childcare settings are working closely with Public Health and Dorset Council to safely manage any coronavirus cases.

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