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COVID-19 service information

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The following information has been compiled to help you in managing your service's operations.

Note: The information contained in this page is current as at date of publication.

Social media resources for services

It’s important to give accurate and timely information as we work together in response to the quickly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

Social Buzz is the department’s new early childhood newsletter containing social media posts you may wish to post via your own social media channels.

Below are links to editions of Social Buzz, containing posts with helpful information to share with staff and families during this challenging time.

Sign up if you are a communication or marketing officer for your service and would like to receive future editions of Social Buzz.

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Special broadcasts

1 May 2020: Flu vaccination, maximising and prioritising care, cybersafety and reading@home TV
As flu season starts in Queensland, it is timely to encourage teachers, educators, staff and families to have an influenza (flu) vaccination.

24 April 2020: Earlylearning@home—supporting children’s continued learning and development
Earlylearning@home provides a range of fun and interesting activities, resources and advice to help families nurture their child’s development and wellbeing while they are at home.

23 April 2020: COVID-19 update on ongoing and safe service operation
During COVID-19 long day care, family day care and outside school hours care services are open and operating to provide education and care to their children and families.

15 April 2020: Tips for helping children to cope during COVID-19
As frontline workers, approved providers, and staff and educators are working hard to protect their communities and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Health and safety are always priorities but educators and staff should also take into account children's social and emotional wellbeing.

14 April 2020: Ensuring safe environments in early childhood
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) advised on 3 April 2020 that early childhood education and care (ECEC) services are essential services, and should continue to operate with appropriate risk mitigation strategies.

26 March 2020: COVID-19 update—Student free days at schools next week
The Queensland Government announced today that all Queensland schools will commence student free days from next Monday 30 March 2020 to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

25 March 2020: COVID-19 update for Early Years Services
The Department of Education continues to take the advice of health authorities nationally and in Queensland on managing this fast-moving and complex health issue.

20 March 2020: COVID-19 update for Early childhood services
The Department of Education continues to take the advice of health authorities nationally and in Queensland on managing this fast-moving and complex health issue.

17 March 2020: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your service's operation
COVID-19 has the potential to disrupt the operation of educational facilities including early childhood education and care services and school.

12 March 2020: COVID-19 update on travel restrictions—Italy
The Australian Government has added Italy to the list of travel restrictions, alongside China, Iran and South Korea.

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COVID-19 e-Bulletins

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Last updated 23 June 2020