Contact groups in Childcare settings
Following discussions with public health colleagues Welsh Government are intending to remove the requirement for childcare and playwork settings to keep children in consistent contact groups.
This change, which will include Flying Start childcare, will come into effect from Monday 19 July and in time for the school summer holidays. It will bring childcare and playwork settings in line with the requirements on organisers of other children's activities.
The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has made a statement on the operation of schools in the autumn, which included reference to contact groups ending in childcare from the summer.
The protective measures in childcare guidance and relevant FAQs will shortly be updated.