Covid-19 Update

This is the latest information in regard to the 3 day lock down that will start in Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Logan and Redlands from the office of Early Childhood  Education and Care. Please call or email the centre on 3341 6063 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you will not be attending the centre during these days. 

COVID-19 update: 29 March 2021

The health, safety and welfare of children, families, educators and staff of early childhood services is the department's priority.

The department is liaising closely with public health authorities on the latest COVID-19 developments and will act immediately on their advice.

Greater Brisbane 3-day lockdown

This morning the Premier announced a 3-day lockdown for the Greater Brisbane area from 5pm tonight until 5pm Thursday 1 April. This lockdown is for residents in the local government areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Logan and Redlands.

Anyone who has been in these local government areas since Saturday 20 March is required to stay at home except for the essential reasons listed below. This includes people who have travelled to these areas from other locations.

Residents in these local government areas can only leave home for the following reasons:

  • shopping for essentials, food and necessary supplies
  • medical or healthcare needs, including compassionate requirements
  • exercise with no more than one other person, unless all from the same household
  • providing care or assistance to an immediate family member
  • work, or volunteering, or study if it is not reasonably practicable to work or learn remotely
  • child custody arrangements
  • legal obligations
  • visit for end of life
  • attend funeral or wedding in line with restrictions
  • emergency situations, to escape harm
  • exemption from the Chief Health Officer.

To keep our most vulnerable Queenslanders safe, aged care, correctional centres, hospitals and disability service providers will close to visitors across the state.

Early childhood services including outside school hours care in the lockdown areas will remain open and operating to children of essential workers and vulnerable children unless advised otherwise by health authorities.

Masks

Residents of the locked down areas must wear masks indoors, except at home, including in ride shares, on public transport and in workplaces.

The protocols surrounding mask wearing has not changed, therefore, educators and staff are not required to wear masks when working with children.

For the rest of Queensland, masks should be worn while indoors, except at home.

You may wish to communicate this information to educators, staff and families who attend your service.

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