Youth & Sport Offer Special Childcare Service

April 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

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.”

A Government spokesperson said, “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 infoyouthandsport@gov.bm for assistance.

Additionally:

  • 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:

Sport Section:
Jekon Edness -  jaedness@gov.bm or 705-3401.

Recreation Section:
K. Charryse Bean - kcbean@gov.bm or 705-9629.

Youth Section:
Nadine Henry - nhenry@gov.bm or 734-0494.

Properties Section:
Freddie Evans - fevans@gov.bm or 705-9630.

“The DYSR takes this opportunity to thank the public for their cooperation and patience.”

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