Member news - COVID-19 Information & Advocacy

COVID-19

Member news - COVID-19 Information & Advocacy

It is important that all services are aware of current advice and updates regarding the COVID-19 virus. The amount of information (and misinformation) circulating can be incredibly overwhelming. Information is changing rapidly and the best way to stay up to date is to refer to reliable websites as a source of truth.

A letter to our members - 13 August 2021

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A letter to our members - 13 August 2021

As I write this, the COVID 19 Delta strain is impacting 90% of our members across NSW. Whether you are located in an area under Stay-at-Home restrictions or not, we know that there is a great deal of additional pressure on our members.  

Funding support infographic

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Funding support infographic

What funding supports are available for my service?

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool

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COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool

The tool will help you to navigate through a number of COVID-19 related scenarios, outlining hazards, risks, likelihood and potential control strategies.

Letter to parents

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Letter to parents

A sample letter to send to parents asking for their help and cooperation to ensure the health and safety of your service community.  

COVID-19 Safe drop off checklist

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COVID-19 Safe drop off checklist

This infographic tool shows parents what they need to follow, and which can be used in conjunction with your QR code, sign-in instructions and instructions on how you manage pick up and drop off.

COVID-19 Communicating with parents

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COVID-19 Communicating with parents

In a time of ‘social distancing’ we face a challenge to maintain focus on relationship building. Use the following checklist to help you plan and initiate practices that are guided by the NQS and EYLF/MTOP while helping you to build partnerships with families and the broader community.

CELA Report - Families and vulnerability: Why early education is essential to COVID recovery

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CELA Report - Families and vulnerability: Why early education is essential to COVID recovery

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown on Australia’s most vulnerable children has been stark, and many effects are yet to be seen.

Staffing Arrangements During COVID-19

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Staffing Arrangements During COVID-19

Occasionally reduced participation by children at services may result in, educators not required to work at the service or may do so on a rotational basis. A number of educators may have health matters that prevent them from attending work. In the event of a prolonged forced closure, whole teams may be working from home.

Physical Distancing Tool

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Physical Distancing Tool

Physical distancing is one of the key measures currently being utilised to contribute to Australia’s ability to severely limit transmission of COVID-19.

Re-evaluating COVID Priorities

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Re-evaluating COVID Priorities

As COVID-19 restrictions change, these are the areas that you need to re-evaluate in the interest of prioritising health and safety of children, educators and families.

COVID-19 Action Plan

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COVID-19 Action Plan

This action plan has been developed to assist services in following the steps to be taken across various COVID situations to align with your state/territory Regulatory Authority, the Australian Government Department of Health and Safe Work Australia recommendations and requirements. Updated 28 June 2021.

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