How childcare in Sheffield will be affected by Tier 3 rules after Dan Jarvis announcement

Sheffield has been placed in Tier 3 of new lockdown rules designed to stop the spread of coronavirus.

By Claire Lewis
Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 11:57 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 11:58 am

New stricter restrictions will come into force across South Yorkshire from 12.01am on Saturday, October 24.

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People are not allowed to mix in any indoor setting with anyone they do not live with or have formed a support bubble with.

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South Yorkshire has been placed in Tier 3 of the new lockdown rules (Picture: Getty)

But there are some exceptions, including childcare.

Official government guidance states: “There are exceptions from legal gatherings limits for registered childcare, education or training, and supervised activities provided for children, including wraparound care, youth groups and activities, and children’s playgroups.

“This means you can continue to use early years and childcare settings, including childminders, after-school clubs and nannies.

“The following people can provide childcare support in private homes and gardens – registered childcare providers, including nannies and people in your support bubble,people in your childcare bubble.

“A childcare bubble is where someone in one household provides informal – unpaid and unregistered – childcare to a child aged 13 or under in another household. This must always be between the same two households.

“Friends or family who do not live with you and are not part of a support or childcare bubble must not visit your home to help with childcare.

“Childcare bubbles are to be used to provide childcare only, and not for the purposes of different households mixing where they are otherwise not allowed to do so.”

The Sheffield City Region has been awarded £30 million of government cash to support businesses affected by Tier 3 restrictions.

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