Childcare for keyworkers to be available in January

Childcare information for Keyworkers in Aberdeenshire from January 6

As all of mainland Scotland is preparing to move to Protection Level 4 on Boxing Day, Aberdeenshire Council is making arrangements for keyworkers to request childcare at Aberdeenshire schools from Wednesday, January 6.

A request form will be available from next week, and the keyworker categories are as follows:

Category 1

– Health and care workers directly supporting COVID-19 response, and associated staff; health and care workers supporting life-threatening emergency work, as well as critical primary and community care provision; critical energy suppliers; staff providing childcare/learning for other category 1 staff.

Category 2

– All other health and care workers, and wider public sector workers providing emergency/critical welfare services (for example: fire, police, prisons, social workers), as well as those supporting our critical national Infrastructure, without whom serious damage to the welfare of the people of Scotland could be caused.

Category 3

– All workers (private, public or third sector) without whom there could be a significant impact on Scotland (but where the response to COVID-19, or the ability to perform essential tasks to keep the country running, would not be severely compromised).

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If you are a key worker in category 1 or 2 you can use this form to request childcare at an Aberdeenshire Council school.

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