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Essential workers offered childcare help

Special childcare services will be offered to essential workers who are in need of daycare assistance for their children, the Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation said today.

A spokeswoman said: “The service is a similar programme which was provided last year during the shelter-in-place period to help essential workers who were on the front lines fighting against the pandemic.”

The childcare service, which will be facilitated by the Department's Community Centre staff and After-School Programme workers, will be held at the Sammy Wilson Central Zone Community Centre.

Operating hours are Monday - Friday, from 7.30am - 5.30pm and for children aged four to 13.

Essential workers who are parents or guardians and who are in need should call 735-2081, 735-2082 or 735-2083 to register. Pre-screening and approval is mandatory and there are no walk-ins or drop-offs.

The Department's Head Office is operating with reduced reception area capacity. The public should call 295-0855 or email infoyouthandsport@gov.bm for assistance.

Additionally:

• The DYSR regular After-School Programme is currently suspended.

• All Community Centres' recreational programming has been suspended until May 1, 2021.

• Recreational Island Camping - All sites are closed until May 1, 2021.

• To book a site for Recreational Island Camping - residents can apply starting April 19, 2021.

To contact members of the DYSR for community, youth or sports related matters, the public is advised of the following information:

Sport Section:

Jekon Edness - jaedness@gov.bm or 705-3401.

Recreation Section:

K. Charryse Bean - kcbean@gov.bm or 705-9629.

Youth Section:

Nadine Henry - nhenry@gov.bm or 734-0494.

Properties Section:

Freddie Evans - fevans@gov.bm or 705-9630.

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Published April 07, 2021 at 5:42 pm (Updated April 07, 2021 at 6:07 pm)

Essential workers offered childcare help

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