Child Employment

COVID-19 and child employment


Service Update: March 2021

In line with the Government's road map announcement on the easing of lockdown restrictions, non-essential retail, including hairdressers and some hospitality venues can reopen from 12 April 2021. 

The Local Authority will begin processing child work permits which will allow children to work or recommence work from 12 April 2021.

Employers are reminded to ensure they have a valid work permit in place for all children they employ between the ages of 13 and 16 years old.  Work permits are free and valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

Employers must apply for a work permit within 7 days of a child starting work.

For further information please contact us using the online send a message to service form or to make an application for a child employment permit