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Important information for parents during COVID-19 lockdown

Parents please read !!

Childcare from 20th July

Due to the relaxing of restrictions by government, childcare settings can welcome back more children from 20th July, this also includes holiday playschemes and out of school clubs also being allowed to re-open whether on a school site or not.

If you are a critical worker and need urgent childcare please contact our team at: eeac@staffordshire.gov.uk

Advice and Guidance:

  • More information on schools and childcare settings re-opening from 20th July can be found on the government website
  • If you are looking for advice, guidance or help, related to Covid19 in Staffordshire please visit Staffordshire County Council's main website
  • Some childcare settings on this website may not re-open from 20th July

Dimensions Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings

Screenings take place on Sundays

Dimensions work with ODEON, Cineworld, Vue and Showcase cinemas to host Autism Friendly Screenings at over 300 cinemas nationwide. The screenings take place on Sundays and have had some adjustments made to make the cinema experience more enjoyable for people with autism or sensory sensitivity.

Adjustments include:

  • A relaxed environment where people understand the needs of children and families with autism
  • Lights left on low
  • Sound turned down
  • No trailers or advertisements (unless they are embedded in the film)
  • Staff trained in autism awareness
  • Disabled access
  • Chill out zone, where available
  • Freedom to move around and sit where you like
  • Bring your own food and drink
  • Free entry for carers with a valid CEA Card
  • Free social story template, download here

To find out more you can visit the Dimensions website or the Dimensions Facebook page.

Who to contact

Telephone
0300 303 9062
E-mail
autismfilms@dimensions-uk.org
Website
Dimensions Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings webpage

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Screenings take place on Sundays
Session Information
See website for more information
Last updated: 14 May 2020
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