The Covid-19 Infection Prevention Support Grant is designed to help settings offset the cost of the extra measures – such as additional cleaning throughout the day – that have had to be put in place to reduce the spread of the virus.
The grant is available to support over 250 settings across Wolverhampton including registered childminders, playgroups, nursery schools, infant schools, primary schools, special schools, secondary schools, academies, Pupil Referral Units, alternative education settings and the City of Wolverhampton College, and must be used to carry out infection prevention measures in line with national guidance.
Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “Our early years settings, schools and colleges have been key during this difficult period, and we are pleased to be able to support them with financial contribution towards outbreak control management.
“This funding meets a real need of all early years and education settings where there is no other specific and general allocation for infection prevention arrangements and will help them deal with the financial impact of the ongoing infection prevention work they are doing, especially with a wider introduction of children expected in September.”
The amount of funding education settings are entitled to depends on the number of children on roll, up to a maximum of £1,000. The council has written to all providers, who must apply by noon on Friday (10 July). For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest information and guidance around coronavirus is available at GOV.UK and on the council’s own coronavirus pages at Coronavirus advice and information. There’s lots of advice on how people can protect themselves and their families from coronavirus from the NHS at Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The council’s Stay Safe, Be Kind campaign offers clear and simple advice about how people can help themselves, and how they can support others who may be particularly vulnerable at this time. For more information, please visit Stay Safe, Be Kind.