Reminder to all setting managers to update service status with Care Inspectorate

All managers of services closed as a result of the Covid-19 situation must inform Care Inspectorate, through eForms, of their commencement of service.  The non-statutory guidance for early learning and childcare (ELC) providers in the local authority, private and third sectors to support a safe reopening of these settings during Phase 3 states that:

Update service status – services closed as a result of lockdown

Prior to recommencing their service, the manager must contact the Care Inspectorate to advise them of their updated operational status. 

To do this they must complete a “Changes to Service Delivery due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)” notification. This is a new notification that services must use to inform the Care Inspectorate about operational changes that are specifically related to COVID-19. This is only available through eForms. If you do not update your status, the Care Inspectorate will consider your service closed.’   

For further information please see the section related to this in the latest government guidelines.

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