Dear Department of Health (Northern Ireland),

I am requesting to see the scientific evidence that supports Registered Childminders being restricted to 3 families at any one time where we are only allowed a maximum of 6 children (including our own) yet allows nurseries to form bubbles of 12 children and allows us now to have any 6 people in our homes.

Yours faithfully,

S. Douglas

McCann, John (DOH), Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

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Suzi

We have received your Freedom of Information request and I attach your
acknowledgement letter and a Public Information Leaflet.

John McCann
Information Management Branch
Department of Health
Tel: 02890 528218

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Dear McCann, John (DOH),

I as still awaiting a reply to my request for the scientific evidence that the government is stating makes a bubble of 12 children in a nursery setting is safer than 6 in a Registered Childminders home. By law I should have received a reply by July 22nd. It is now a week on from that date and I still don’t have this information.

Yours sincerely,

Suzi Douglas

McCann, John (DOH), Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

Suzi

It was pointed out to you at the time of the request that your reply may not be answered within the specified time due to the pressures of Covid - 19 on the Department.

We asked people to understand that this may happen. I will contact the business area to get an update on your request.

John McCann
Information Management Branch
DoH
Tel: 02890 528218

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DoH FCPD Admin, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

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Good Morning,

Please find attached response from Marc Bailie, Department of Health.

Thanks