Emergency closures and information
Children’s centres and nurseries
Last updated 11.51am Friday 27 March
What you need to do
Stay at home
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
- Stay two metres (6ft) away from other people
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms. There’s full guidance on staying at home and away from others, including the only reasons why you should leave your home, on the government website:go to government guidance
All of our children’s centres are now closed – except for two which are delivering midwifery services as usual.
If you need to contact them, please ring one of these children’s centres and a member of our team will be able to help you with your query:
- Portishead Children’s Centre – 01275 884 001
- Clevedon Children’s Centre – 01934 426 440
- Worle Children’s Centre & Library – 01934 426 618
- Ashcombe Children’s Centre – 01934 426 380
- Oldmixon Family Centre – 01934 426 881
Midwifery services are working as usual from Yatton (Rowan Tree hub) and Ashcombe (Maple Tree Hub) but not Locking Castle and Locking Children’s Centre site. Please contact your midwife using the telephone number on the front of your yellow book if needed.
The latest government advice says that every child who can be safely cared for at home should be, but they also recognise that some key workers and vulnerable children need schools and early years provision available to them.
If you’re a key worker as defined by the government or your child/ren is in one of the vulnerable groups you should approach your child’s usual setting to find out what arrangements might be available. A child is classed as vulnerable if they have a EHCP or a social worker.
There’s more information and guidance about the closure of educational settings on the government website.go to school closures guidance
And please do everything you can to make sure children aren’t mixing in a way which can spread coronavirus – they should observe the same social distancing advice as adults:go to social distancing advice