Executive summary

This operational guidance document outlines the requirements for delivering child care during the covid 19 outbreak. It provides information on operating child care programs with enhanced health and safety guidelines and/or restrictions in place. It includes:

  • highlights of changes
  • licensing requirements
  • health and safety requirements
  • operational guidance

This guidance document is for:

  • Consolidated Municipal Service Managers and District Social Service Administration Boards (CMSMs and DSSABs)
  • child care licensees and staff
  • home child care agencies and providers
  • school boards


If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact information.met@ontario.ca. We will:

  • acknowledge your request within three business days
  • provide you with the content within 15 business days
Updated: September 16, 2021
Published: April 27, 2021