Despite the government’s U-turn on closing schools to help lower transmission, they have failed to extend this to nurseries. So early years workers are still being put in harm’s way.
I wrote to the Education Secretary to ask for the rationale behind exempting nurseries from lockdown 3 measures and to call on him to provide more support. I also spoke to ITV Calendar and BBC Look North about this issue. I will continue to campaign until the guidance is changed.
If we are really going to get #COVID19 under control, we need to make sure we are stopping transmission in every circumstance.
And yet the government is STILL failing to provide evidence for the exemption of nurseries from #lockdown3.
— Olivia Blake MP (@_OliviaBlake) January 12, 2021