COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that is caused by a recently identified strain of coronavirus in humans. Symptoms of this illness include coughing, fever, sore throat and shortness of breath. This virus can be transmitted from person to person. However, it can be prevented by having good hygiene and maintain the social distance recommended by the government.
From now till the end of the financial year
Due to COVID-19, Child Care Subsidy shutdown since 5 April 2020 till the end of the financial year, and further update if any changes.
In this period, we commit as below:
Our centre in Homebush will remain open Monday to Friday 7 am to 6 pm and maintain the same quality standard for our children. The centre will only closedown if any COVID- 19 infected case found.
From 5 April 2020, all parents attend our centre will be free of charges until the end of the financial year. You must enrol before attending our centre.
Child Care Subsidy (CCS) Shutdown since 5 April 2020 till the end of the financial year, and parents who never have Child Care Subsidy will still need to apply via Centrelink for the next financial year.
All enrolled parents who were absent during this period will not count into your Child Care Subsidy records. Please feel free to absent or to attend whenever you need.
For schools, early childhood centres, students and their parents
If you have recently returned from a country or region with a moderate or high risk of COVID-19, then you should monitor your health closely. People who have to develop symptoms such as fever and cough, they should isolate themselves as soon as possible. Furthermore, they should seek medical attention immediately.
Apart from this, for those who may have been in close contact with people who are confirmed to be infected with the virus, they should observe their health and seek medical attention.
Can students and staff members be able to attend schools and early childhood centres?
As mentioned above, if they have recently returned from a country or region with a high risk of COVID-19 or they may have been in close contact with an infected person, then they should be isolated for a maximum of 14 days.
The relevant school or child care centre should be informed about the list of high-risk countries and the specific isolation requirements. They can go to http://www.health.gov.au/covid19-travellers to learn more.
For students, they can ask for alternate procedures for remote learning, given that they remain well after the isolation period.
Isolation means you have to stay at home for two weeks. It also means that you must not go to public places, such as in the workplace, school, university or childcare. Moreover, they should not see any visitors within the isolation period. They can ask their family member to get food or other necessities for them. In situations that the person in quarantine must leave their house for emergency such as to seek medical care, it is a must for them to wear a surgical mask.
Things to do when someone becomes sick while in quarantine
If someone develops mild symptoms, here are the things that they should do:
They must be isolated from other people at home. As much as possible, they should use a separate bathroom.
They should wear a surgical mask at all times. If the mask is not available, it is vital to practice good sneeze/cough hygiene.
If you have a recent travel history or close contact history, call your doctor immediately.
If they experience symptoms which includes difficulty in breathing, they must:
Call 000 and ask for an ambulance. It is crucial to inform the officers about your recent travel and close contact history.
For students and staff members who are not feeling well, they should be assessed by a primary care provider urgently. They should also exclude themselves from attending school and the early childcare centre.
Please find further information below,
Coronavirus Australia Update app for mobile
For other smartphones,
Education Department Website
Get Set Grow Early Learning Centre
07 April 2020