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Children: Social Services

Question for Department for Education

UIN 93821, tabled on 15 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education,with reference to the spread of the omicron variant of covid-19, whether his Department has issued updated guidance to children’s social care providers on mitigating measures to prevent the spread of covid-19.

Answered on

6 January 2022

The department published updated guidance for children’s social care providers on 15 December.

The guidance includes revisions in line with the introduction of ‘Plan B’ for England. This prioritises measures which can help control the transmission of COVID-19, while seeking to minimise economic and social impacts, and is in line with the measures set out in the government’s formal ‘COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021’.