Measures and contact information for DLRCCC during the COVID-19 crisis

Date Released: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Childcare Committee is following all the public health advice from Government in relation to Covid-19 and has put in place a range of measures to protect staff and help prevent the spread of the virus. 

Our work is continuing. We continue to provide advice, information and support to providers and parents.

As the Covid-19 measures continue in the coming weeks, we will keep operational activities, and advice to our staff and the public, under review in the light of any new public health advice from Government

Staff team

Our staff are now working remotely. Staff can be contacted by email:   We recommend contact is made in the first instance by email. If you need to speak with a Development Officer please ring the landline 01 2896600. The office phone diverts to staff mobiles who will respond to your call.


Our office is temporarily closed to visitors. Please do not call to our office location at this time.

 Written correspondence can be sent to our office but response times may be necessarily delayed. We ask, where at all possible, that queries or correspondence be sent to us electronically at present.

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Coronavirus Covid – 19 Information updated 23 April 2020

In light of the current closure of childcare facilities, please see the attached Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Version 2 15.4.2020 Final document from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs that issued to ELC & SAC providers 



Practitioners CPD web-page

The DCYA has launched a new web-page where you will find free, online CPD resources, developed and made available through the cooperation of a number of agencies. The resources are designed to support service planning and practitioners’ professional development. Further free, online CPD resources will be added to the web-page over the coming days and weeks.


The web-page includes templates for recording CPD activities carried out, to support services to demonstrate compliance with the requirement of the DCYA Temporary Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme that services should engage, where possible, in training and CPD during the closure period

. See link above.


What COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is

a payment will be available to all employees and the self-employed who have lost employment due to a downturn in economic activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The payment has a simple one–page application form and will be paid for a period of 6 weeks at a flat rate payment of €203 per week for jobseekers. It is designed to quickly deliver a social welfare payment to the unemployed and provide income security during this 6-week period.

Individuals applying for the payment will be required to apply for the normal jobseeker’s payments within this 6-week period. Once this normal jobseeker claim is subsequently received, the department will process these claims and reconcile payments at that time. This will involve backdating increased payments for certain customers. – COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment












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