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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Health alert 3

The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic. The health of families, educators and teams is our first priority. In light of the pandemic up-date and risk minimization strategies the following precautionary strategies will take place immediately across all of our Cairns and District Child Care Services:

1. Practice current social distancing release.


2. All persons travelling from overseas or interstate are not permitted to enter the child care services. The only exception is those released by QLD Health.

3. All persons returning from overseas or interstate are expected to self-isolate for the 14 day period imposed by the government. A medical clearance to enter the service is required dated no earlier than the 14th day isolation period. No person will knowingly be in a living arrangement or in breach of social distancing.

4. No persons will enter services if they have any of the following symptoms: cough; breathing issues; runny nose; fever; sore throat.

5. A person sent home from the service, who is away ill or self-isolating is required to return with a medical clearance from a general practitioner stating they “ X does not have a contagious illness and is fit to return to child care / enter child care as of X date”.

6. There will be no outings, excursions, educators coming together in Family Day Care, incursions for a period of 30 days effective immediately.

7. Third party persons such as Inclusion Agency, therapists, students are not permitted to enter children’s services for a period of 14 days effective immediately (this will be reviewed closer to the 14th day).

8. Delivery personnel and trades people are not permitted to enter the children’s services during hours of operation (delivery personnel must call the service number to deliver at the door).

9. Hygiene stations remain at the entry / exit to every service, please use these as the signage stipulates to avoid potential transfer of illness. Count to 20 rubbing with the soap, rinse thoroughly and dry with paper towel.

10. We continue to practice the following with children: hand washing, hand sanitizing, cough and sneeze down inside shirt; gloves and we have also implemented social distancing practices where possible with children. Additional risk minimization procedures effective today:

11. Please make drop off’s and pick up’s fast to the services to minimize close and / or extended contacts. We recommend a 5 minute maximum period within the building. If you should need to speak to your educator for a period of time extending this please call or email your educator.

12. Please consider your route of school drop off’s, pick up’s and vacation care for non-attending service siblings. Do not bring non-attending school children into the service. If you have to, please call the service to collect children at the door rather than enter with non-attending school age children. We don’t want families leaving school children in cars unattended.

13. If your children are enrolled and attending in services providing before and after school care and vacation care, families will need to follow all hygiene procedures at the Educator home during these care sessions. If you have any questions please contact your service.

Useful links for families: World Health Organization: www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus 

Australian Government: Department of Health: www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

Centrelink: www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/affected-coronavirus-covid-19

Queensland Government: www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19

 

Covid - 19 Information

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Health alert 2 (23.03.2020)

The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic. The health of families, educators and teams is our first priority. In light of the pandemic notification and risk minimization strategies the following precautionary strategies will take place immediately across all of our Cairns and District Child Care Services:

1. Practice current social distancing.

2. All persons returning from overseas will be expected to self-isolate for the 14 day period imposed by the government. A medical clearance to enter the service is required no earlier than the 14th day isolation period.

3. No persons will enter services if they have any of the following symptoms: cough; breathing issues; runny nose; fever; sore throat.

4. A person sent home from the service, who is away ill or self-isolating is required to return with a medical clearance from a general practitioner stating they “ X does not have a contagious illness and is fit to return to child care / enter child care as of X date”.

5. All persons travelling from overseas or interstate are not permitted to enter the child care services.

6. There will be no outings, excursions, educators coming together in Family Day Care, incursions for a period of 30 days effective immediately (this will be reviewed closer to the 30th day).

7. Third party persons such as Inclusion Agency, therapists, students are not permitted to enter children’s services for a period of 14 days effective immediately (this will be reviewed closer to the 14th day).

8. Delivery personnel and trades people are not permitted to enter the children’s
services during hours of operation (delivery personnel must call the service
number to deliver at the door).

9. Hygiene stations have been set up prior to entering every service, please use
these as the signage stipulates to avoid potential transfer of illness. Count to 20
rubbing with the soap, rinse thoroughly and dry with paper towel.

10. We continue to practice the following with children: hand washing, hand
sanitizing, cough and sneeze down inside shirt; gloves and we have also
implemented social distancing practices where possible with children.
Additional risk minimization procedures effective today:

11. Please make drop off’s and pick up’s fast to the services to minimize close and /
or extended contacts.

12. Please consider your route of school drop off’s and pick up’s and do not bring
school children into the service. If you have to, please call the service to collect
children at the door rather than enter with school age children. We don’t want
families leaving school children in cars unattended.

13. If your children are enrolled in Family Day Care families will need to follow all
hygiene procedures at the Educator home during vacation care and before and
after school care sessions.

If you have any questions please contact your service.
Useful links for families:
World Health Organisation:
www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
Australian Government: Department of Health:
www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-healthalert
Centrelink:
www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/affected-coronavirus-covid-
19
Queensland Government: www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/healthalerts/
coronavirus-covid-19

 

 

 

Coronavirus (covid -19) Health alert 1

The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic. The health of families, educators and teams is our first priority. In light of the pandemic notification and risk minimisation strategies the following precautionary strategies will take place immediately across all of our Cairns and District Child Care Services:
1. All persons returning from overseas will be expected to self-isolate for the 14 day period imposed by the government. A medical clearance to enter the service is required no earlier than the 14th day isolation period.
2. No persons will enter services if they have any of the following symptoms: cough; breathing issues; runny nose; fever; sore throat.
3. A person sent home from the service, who is away ill or self-isolating is required to return with a medical clearance from a general practitioner stating they “ X does not have a contagious illness and is fit to return to child care / enter       child care as of X date”
4. All persons travelling from overseas or interstate are not permitted to enter the child care services.
5. There will be no outings, excursions, educators coming together in Family DayCare, incursions for a period of 30 days effective immediately (this will be reviewed closer to the 30th day).
6. Third party persons such as Inclusion Agency, therapists, students are not permitted to enter children’s services for a period of 14 days effective immediately (this will be reviewed closer to the 14th day).7. Delivery personnel and tradespeople are not permitted to enter the children’s services during hours of operation (delivery personnel must call the service number to deliver at the door).
8. Hygiene stations have been set up prior to entering every service, please use these as the signage stipulates to avoid potential transfer of illness.
9. We continue to practice the following with children: hand washing, hand sanitising, cough and sneeze down inside shirt; gloves and we have also implemented social distancing practices where possible with children.
If you have any questions please contact your service.
Useful links for families:
World Health Organisation: www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus Australian Government: Department of Health: www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert
Centrelink:
www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/affected-coronavirus-covid-19