I have just received this message from the local authority.
Dear parent, as a local authority we are prioritising childcare places for emergency blue light services, NHS and social care staff. We have already sent out the childcare application form to email addresses of parents we were made aware of through schools, for completion and urgent reply by email. If you believe you (and your partner) are eligible and need this childcare provision next week for school age children and have NOT already received an email with the form please follow this website link.
You need to submit the form by Saturday 5pm if you need urgent childcare next week.