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Childcare returns to 20 Vancouver community centres in September

FILE - Children's backpacks and shoes are seen at a daycare, in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday May 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Childcare is returning on Sept. 1 at 20 community centres across Vancouver

Only four centres have been open since March due to COVID-19

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Twenty community centres across Vancouver will reopen to childcare at the beginning of September.

Only four centres had remained open since the rest shut down in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Britannia, Creekside, Mount Pleasant, and Ray-Cam had provided childcare to children of essential service workers during that time.

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Each site can support between 20 and 174 children under the age of 12.

Priority will be given to children of essential workers.

There will be staggered pick-up and drop-off times to avoid overcrowding, along with physical distancing measures inside the centres.

However, there aren’t any plans to reopen gyms or resume other programming at those same community centres.

When details are finalized, registration information can be found here.