Childcare Providers Say Risk Of Allowing Children Attend Facilities Having Just Returned From Abroad Is Too Great

Some creches are restricting entry for 14 days after arriving home, in an effort to stop the Delta variant of Covid 19 taking hold.

Elaine Dunne is the Chair of the Federation of Childcare Providers, she says some providers have had to close due to outbreaks.

She’s also worried about the child passing the virus on to family members:

“There are a good number of services already closed with the Delta variant in them. In particular, we know of two services up the country that look after children under the age of two and these services are closed, and there’s quite a good number of children in these services with the Delta variant. In particular, one child is six months old and that the owner’s child; that child then passed the COVID on to the parents.”



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