Local Restriction Guidance for Bolton UPDATE

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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:




Published: 28th September 2020