The health, safety and wellbeing of children, families, educators and staff of early childhood education and care services continues to be the Department of Education’s key focus.
The department is continuing to liaise closely with public health authorities in relation to the latest developments and will act immediately on their advice.
The Premier announced that thanks to the efforts of people in the Greater Brisbane region and across Queensland more broadly, the lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19
will end at 12pm (midday) AEST Thursday 1 April 2021.
This means all residents in local government areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Logan and Redlands, can now freely enjoy the Easter break, along with the rest of Queensland.
The Premier announced that some precautions will remain for all of Queensland. From
12pm (midday) AEST Thursday 1 April 2021 to Thursday 15 April 2021, the State of Queensland will be subject to the same restrictions:
Please keep abreast of any updates by visiting the
Queensland Health website.
Educators, staff and families should access information about border restrictions, interstate hotspots, contact tracing, symptoms of COVID-19 and when to seek medical advice and prevention via the
Queensland Health and
Australian Government websites.
temporary closures website lists early childhood service closures.
If a service is closed in response to a positive COVID-19 case or as a precaution, the service must:
All early childhood services including outside school hours care (OSHC) remain open and operating unless advised otherwise by health authorities.
Parents or carers should let their early childhood service know if their child is unwell and keep them at home.
Read more in the service operation information or FAQs for parents and carers.