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Day Centres: Special Educational Needs

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 66824, tabled on 30 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to allow the reopening of day centres for people with special educational needs.

Answered on

16 July 2020

Day services are an important form of support for people with learning disabilities and we recognise the impact of many day services closing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want access to these important services restored as soon as is appropriate, in line with social distancing guidelines. We are working with local government to understand their concerns on re-opening these services and to offer guidance on safe ways to do so.

Given the diversity of day service models organised by individual local authorities, decisions on reopening should be made on a local basis and be subject to appropriate risk assessments.

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Department of Health and Social Care