Closure due to the referendum
Attention services located on school premises being used as a polling stations on Friday, May 25 and closing on that day.
DCYA has confirmed that the closure of a service due to the referendum cannot be regarded as a force majeure closure. Force Majeure, covered under Clause 12 of the Grant Agreement for DCYA programmes pertains to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather, flood, lightning, fire, power and water supplies etc. Referendum/national elections dates are announced in advance and therefore closures due to such events cannot be considered unforeseen.
Please be advised that while the closure of a service due to the referendum cannot be regarded as a force majeure closure, Service Providers are not required to amend their calendars or make up the day.