The Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation (DYSR) is advising that it will once again offer a special childcare service for essential workers who are in need of daycare assistance for their children.
The service is a similar programme which was provided last year during the shelter-in-place period to help essential workers who were on the frontlines fighting against the pandemic.
The childcare service which will be facilitated by the DYSR's Community Centre staff and After-School Programme workers, will be held at the Sammy Wilson Central Zone Community Centre.
Operating hours are Monday - Friday, from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm and children aged 4 - 13 years old will be accommodated.
Essential workers who are parents or guardians and who are in need of the DYSR's special childcare service should call 735-2081, 735-2082 or 735-2083 to register. As a particular note, pre-screening and approval is mandatory. Please, no walk-ins or drop-offs.
The DYSR also takes this opportunity to update the public on the following service levels and/or interruptions.
The public should be aware that the Department's Head Office is operating with reduced reception area capacity. The public is encouraged to call 295-0855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
• The DYSR regular After-School Programme is currently suspended.
• All Community Centres' recreational programming has been suspended until May 1, 2021.
• Recreational Island Camping - All sites are closed until May 1, 2021.
• To book a site for Recreational Island Camping - residents can apply starting April 19, 2021.
Lastly to contact members of the DYSR for community, youth or sports related matters, the public is advised of the following information:
Jekon Edness - email@example.com or 705-3401.
K. Charryse Bean - firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-9629.
Nadine Henry - email@example.com or 734-0494.
Freddie Evans - firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-9630.
The DYSR takes this opportunity to thank the public for their cooperation and patience.