Returning to Work Helpline

The 29th of June will be a big day for many children, educators and providers.

After a long three months Early Years services can reopen again.

Understandably, there is a mix of emotions and a lot of questions.

SIPTU’s first priority is the safety and welfare of educators, children and parents.

That’s why we have set up a ‘Return to Work Protocol’ Helpline to answer your questions and queries. It is open Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm

Return to Work Protocol — Helpline

As businesses in general start to reopen, we need measures in place that will prevent the spread of Covid-19.

That’s why a Return to Work Safely Protocol was published on the 9th of May by government after negotiations with unions and employer groups.

The protocol is mandatory and applies to all Early Years services.

SIPTU has also produced a video explaining the key aspects of the National Protocol.

In addition, the DCYA has released an Early Years version of the Return to Work Protocol as part of it’s overall ‘Guidance for Reopening’.

These are key documents that everyone should read.

If you have any questions or queries, you can call your local SIPTU Organiser on the Covid-19 Helpline. It is open Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm.

With over 6,000 members, SIPTU is now a strong position to advocate the Early Years profession; during the Covid-19 crisis and for the future.

If you haven’t already done so, you can join SIPTU here.