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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.

Managing a confirmed case of COVID-19 at your service

Managing an unwell child or staff member

Creating a COVID-19 safe environment


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Pandemic-related Special broadcasts

2021

1 April 2021: COVID-19 update:

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 1 April 2021. From 12pm (midday) AEST Thursday 1 April 2021 to Thursday 15 April 2021, the State of Queensland will be subject to the same restrictions.

29 March 2021: COVID-19 update:

Greater Brisbane will enter a 3-day lockdown from 5pm Monday 29 March to 5pm Thursday 1 April.

12 February 2021: COVID-19 update

As at 1am AEST Saturday 13 February 2021, a number of local government areas in Victoria were declared as COVID-19 hotspots.

21 January 2021: COVID-19 update
As of 1am Friday 22 January, if there is no community transmission, the Greater Brisbane region will be subject to the same restrictions as the rest of the state.

11 January 2021: COVID-19 update
Thanks to the efforts of people in the Greater Brisbane region, the three-day lockdown to stop the spread of the highly contagious UK strain of COVID-19 will end at 6pm today Monday 11 January and restrictions will ease.

8 January 2021: COVID-19 update
This morning the Premier announced a three-day lockdown for the greater Brisbane area from 6pm Friday 8 January to 6pm Monday 11 January 2021.

2020

22 December 2020: COVID-19 update
Given recent positive COVID-19 cases, it is important to ensure your service is up-to-date with the latest border restriction advice.

18 November 2020: Updated advice: End of year celebrations in ECEC settings
On 16 October we sent you a Special broadcast on end of year celebrations in ECEC services. We have now received further clarification from Queensland Health on what is required.

15 October 2020: End of year celebrations in ECEC settings
The end of the year is fast approaching and this means planning for end of year celebrations. We understand these are an important feature in the calendar for most early childhood services, in particular for children making the transition to Prep.

31 July 2020: COVID-19 update
Over the past few days there has been an increase in media coverage about the latest COVID-19 health alerts that may be causing increased anxiety across your community.

1 June 2020: Ensuring safe environments in early childhood - social distancing update
Two important updates from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and Safe Work Australia clarify expectations in relation to social distancing in early childhood education and care services.

22 May 2020: Kindy Counts. Let's reconnect
Support a successful transition back to kindergarten following the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Practical Toolkit for Early Childhood Educators.

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.

COVID-19 e-Bulletins

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Last updated 01 April 2021