Updated local restriction guidance for Bolton now gives clarity around childcare bubbles.
The Government has now updated local guidance for Bolton:
'You can continue to use early years and childcare settings, including childminders and providers offering before or after school clubs or other out-of-school settings for children. You can also continue to employ nannies – see guidance on working safely in other people’s homes.
The following people can provide childcare support in private homes and gardens:
- Registered childcare providers, including nannies
- People who are in your support bubble
- People who are in your childcare support bubble
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.
A support bubble is where a lone adult household with one adult joins with another household (on an exclusive basis).
A childcare bubble is where someone in one household can provide informal (i.e. unpaid and unregistered) childcare to a child aged 13 or under in another household. This must occur on an exclusive basis - always the same two households.
Additionally, the Government recommend that the forming of a support bubble or childcare support bubble occurs with a household that lives locally wherever possible. This will help to prevent the virus spreading from an area where there might be a higher rate of infection.'
The local restrictions for Bolton can be found below: