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Human Services Ministry Launches Childcare Subsidy for Essential Workers

Date Enacted: December 2020
Country: Guyana

Under this program, “[f]rontline workers who are providing an essential service or key public services during the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security Childcare Subsidy Programme.” The Programme: “will assist essential workers who have children of ages 7 and under.” Qualifying groups include: “members of the Guyana Police Force and Guyana Fire Service; frontline health workers; Human Services workers; domestic workers; security firm workers and supermarket employees, among others.”