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NHS and Public Health England: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th March 2020.

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Photo of John Cryer John Cryer Labour, Leyton and Wanstead

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has for the care of children of NHS workers and Public Health England workers if they are (a) incapacitated due to illness and (b) hospitalised.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The NHS England has recently published in-depth guidance covering a range of scenarios for National Health Service and Public Health England workers, which will be updated as the situation develops, which can be found at the following link:

NHS England has written to all colleagues recently and a copy of the letter is available at the following link:

Support for NHS and PHE workers is a high priority for the Government, and it will continually assess the measures required to support them fully.

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