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Emergency Childcare Information and Registration - Monday 11th May 2020

The Emergency Childcare Settings are located at:


  • Bishop Vaughan Catholic Comprehensive School (from 8.00am until 5.00pm)

For the children of parents eligible for emergency childcare from

  • Bishop Vaughan (pupils aged 11-14 only)
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral School pupils aged 3-11
  • St. Joseph’s (Clydach) pupils aged 3-11


  • St. Illtyd’s Primary School (from 8.00am until 3.30pm)

For pupils from St. Illtyd’s primary school aged 3-11.


  • St. David’s Catholic Primary School

Please note: Parents who would normally seek provision at St. David’s are asked to utilise the registration form provided on the St David’s school website; the school will only be open for 3 days maximum per week. If parents need 5 day emergency childcare, please use Bishop Vaughan's registration form:


Please be mindful that this provision will be for those children of workers in essential roles. This is part of the national aim of limiting the spread of the Covid-19 virus through social distancing. Please take this into consideration when applying to utilise the provision. This is subject to review and may be extended to others once detailed definitions are provided by Welsh Government. 


Access for the provision will be prioritized to:


  • NHS staff
  • Blue light emergency services staff
  • Prison workers
  • Social care workers
  • School staff


The full defined list of critical workers can be found on the last page of this form.


If parents are expected to work at home at this time, they should NOT send their children to this emergency childcare provision at school. This again would increase the level of risk to their own children and to those of essential workers such as NHS staff unnecessarily.


Parents and carers may be asked for proof of entitlement (for example, a work ID badge).


Please be aware that that this is for emergency childcare provision only at this present time. Meals will be provided (from breakfast onwards) throughout the day free of charge. Children can, of course, bring their own if you wish. Children will not be required to wear school uniform as formal education will not be taking place.


Children whose parents are not key workers but are entitled to free school meals will be able to collect 'Grab and Go' bags that will contain a cold, healthy packed lunch.


By signing this form, you agree that:


  • You are one of the following:-


  • NHS staff
  • Blue light emergency services staff
  • Prison workers
  • Social care workers
  • School staff


or a worker in one of the critical sectors defined on the last page of this form


  • You will adhere to the government advice on social distancing outside the childcare provision centre


  • You understand the risks associated with your decision to place your child(ren) in the emergency childcare centre


  • You confirm that you are:
    • Unable to access a safe alternative
    • Aware and accept that risk of spreading Covid-19 in the setting cannot be totally mitigated
    • Aware and accept that should your child develop symptoms, they will need to be collected as soon as possible
    • Aware and accept that access to the setting may change as a result of staffing issues or health and safety advice


If a child becomes symptomatic in the setting or at any point 24 hours after attending, then everyone associated with the setting on that day will need to self-isolate for 14 days.


When a child becomes symptomatic after arrival, parents will be contacted and the child will need to be collected as soon as possible.




A 'critical worker' is someone whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response or works in one of the critical sectors listed below:


Health and social care – this includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.


Education and childcare – this includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.


Key public services - this includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.


Local and national government - this only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.


Food and other necessary goods - this includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).


Public safety and national security - this includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.


Transport - this includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass. DVLA critical workers.


Utilities, communication and financial services - this includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.