Coronavirus (COVID-19) - early learning and childcare provision: business and regulatory impact assessment

This Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) was undertaken to assess the impact of the coronavirus restrictions in January and February 2021 on early learning and childcare (ELC) businesses.


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3. This guidance was in place until 9 August 2020.

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7. The ELC and Childcare Sector Recovery Working Group membership comprises Care and Learning Alliance (CALA), Early Years Scotland (EYS), National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA), Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA), and Scottish Out of School Care Network (SOSCN), as well as Scottish Government, COSLA and Care Inspectorate.



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