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NEWS: Update to Covid-19 FAQs regarding clinically extremely vulnerable and vaccinations in England

PACEY has today updated its Coronavirus FAQs to reflect the latest government advice on who is considered clinically extremely vulnerable, following changes announced yesterday and to reflect the latest information we have on vaccination.


NEWS: Early years and childcare vaccine confusion - update

PACEY has now received the following information from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHCS) and the NHS. They have confirmed that the vaccine appointment booking system has now been amended to reflect the fact that childcare and early years practitioners are not eligible for vaccination as part of the social care workforce unless they are caring for clinically extremely vulnerable children.


NEWS: Further update on access to vaccines in England

Read our latest update on the ongoing vaccination confusion and keep a look out for more early next week. 


NEWS: Joint statement on access to vaccines in England

PACEY, NDNA and the Early Years Alliance have today issued a joint statement on the conflicting reports of coronavirus vaccines for the early years and childcare sector. 


NEWS: Letters in Wales/ Llythyrau yng Nghymru

Letter to all providers of day care, child minding and play services in Wales and Cwlwm letter to Ministers/Llythyr at holl ddarparwyr gwasanaethau gofal dydd, gwarchod plant a chwarae yng Nghymru a llythyr Cwlwm at Weinidogion.


NEWS: PACEY seeks clarity on early years and childcare sector vaccinations in England

After reports today that some early years and childcare practitioners in England have secured appointments for Covid-19 priority vaccinations, PACEY is asking DfE for a clear policy decision on this to avoid a 'postcode lottery' of practitioners able to access the vaccine. 


NEWS: Leeds University survey on childminding during the Covid-19 pandemic

PACEY members in England and Wales are invited to take part in a new survey conducted by Leeds University Business School on childminding during the Covid-19 pandemic.


NEWS: DfE issues guidance for Local Authorities on community testing

The Department for Education (DfE) has issued guidance for Local Authorities in England to support early years and childcare practitioners to use the Government's community testing programme. 


NEWS: Ofsted data shows further increase in settings reporting Covid-19 cases

The latest Ofsted data shows that a large number of settings in England have reported confirmed coronavirus cases. Despite this, the Government has not yet committed to supplying home testing kits for PVI settings. 


NEWS: Government bonus of £1000 to businesses offering traineeships

The Government in England has announced a cash boost of £1000 for business to cover the cost of providing new work placements for trainees.