Regulation on childcare for legal guardians working in essential businesses
If the decision is made to close down schools and other childcare services due to the coronavirus, legal guardians working in essential businesses need to be offered childcare so that society’s functions can be maintained. MSB has prepared a regulation that clarifies which legal guardians’ children shall be offered childcare by their home municipality or the principal.
This applies to legal guardians whose work is determined essential for upholding the essential services described in the regulation. The work is essential if a loss of this work can be assumed to lead to the activities not being sustained at an acceptable level.
Focus on society’s functions
The regulation includes general guidelines that offers guidance on the application of the regulation. There is currently no government decision on temporary closure of schools. This information shall therefore serve as a guideline for home municipalities, principals, or operators affected if such a decision were to be made by the Government.
MSB has looked at the 12 social sectors identified by the Government as particularly essential to the corona pandemic. Focus is on the functions of society: which functions must be maintained at an acceptable level.