The Health Unit is prepared to support your re-opening plan provided it contains the measures in the COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Centres or Home Child Care Settings, as applicable. Once your plans are complete, confirm that they contain the required measures by completing and submitting the Child Care COVID-19 Checklist. You will receive a response that the plan has been received and that we are aware of your re-opening.
It is the responsibility of each child care centre to ensure the appropriate safety measures are in place based on guidance from the Ministry of Education and the Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.
Your plan will not require Health Unit approval to re-open your child care setting.
Child care centres do not require an inspection prior to re-opening if they are operating under an existing license; however, an onsite inspection will follow at a later date to ensure childcare centres are meeting their requirements to keep children, their families, and child care workers protected.
Thank you for your ongoing dedication to keeping our children safe. Please feel free to contact your Public Health Inspector should you have questions that are not covered in the resources provided.