COVID-19 Update | Stage 2 Restrictions

Further to this morning's announcement, made by the Queensland State Government, six LGAs will move to Stage 2 COVID-19 restrictions from 4pm today, Thursday 30 September. Following six new locally acquired cases, increased restrictions and vigilance will continue for the next two weeks.

All Family Day Care Educators and families within the 6 LGAs are required to wear a mask at all times in doors, unless alone in a room, or when eating or drinking. Masks must be worn outdoors when unable to physically distance by 1.5m.

We wish to clarify that all other Queensland residents are encouraged to carry and/or wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible. For further information on current restrictions please view the Roadmap.

Anyone whom has symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild, must get tested immediately and isolate until results are found to be negative. Children who are unwell and/or display symptoms of COVID-19 are not to attend care. For up to date information visit the Queensland Government website or call Queensland Health on 13 42 68. If you have any further questions around service operation, please contact your Practice Mentor. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.

COVID-19 Restrictions | Mask Extension

COVID-19 Update | Restrictions eased from 4pm on Friday

Following the Queensland State Government's announcement, COVID-19 restrictions have eased to Stage 3 for South East Queensland affected LGAs, from 4pm today, Friday 27 August. 

Mask wearing requirements will continue to apply until 4pm Friday, 10 September.

Stage 3 Restrictions

The above restrictions will apply until Friday 10 September at 4pm.

For Queensland's COVID-Safe Future directions, please click here for the Restrictions Roadmap.

For a detailed review of all Stage 3 Restrictions please click on the following link:

Please remember, anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 must get tested immediately and isolate until results are found to be negative. Children who are unwell and/or display symptoms of COVID-19 are not to attend care.

Thank you for continuing to help keep our communities safe.

COVID-19 Update | Restrictions to Ease at 4pm Today

Following the Queensland State Government's announcement, COVID-19 restrictions are expected to ease to Stage 2 for South East Queensland affected LGAs, from 4pm today, Friday 20 August.

Restrictions for Cairns Regional Council and Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council will have the same restrictions as the rest of Queensland.

Stage 2 Restrictions

The above restrictions will apply until Friday 27 August at 4pm.

For Queensland's COVID-Safe Future directions, please click here for the Restrictions Roadmap.

For a detailed review of all Stage 2 Restrictions please click on the following link:

COVID-19 Stage 2 | Further Easing of Restrictions

Please remember, anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 must get tested immediately and isolate until results are found to be negative. Children who are unwell and/or display symptoms of COVID-19 are not to attend care.

Thank you for continuing to help keep our communities safe.

COVID-19 Restrictions | Cairns Lockdown Restrictions Eased

Following the announcement made earlier today by the Queensland State Government, Cairns COVID-19 lockdown restrictions will be eased from 4pm today, Wednesday 11 August.

The following restrictions will apply until Sunday 22 August at 4pm.

Face Masks
The Queensland Health directive outlines that mask wearing is to continue for everyone in these areas for the next two weeks. During Family Day Care drop off and collection both Educators and families are required to wear a mask. In addition, Educators are required to continue to wear masks when caring for children. Children 12 years of age or older are now required to wear masks.

Contact Tracing
Queensland Health is continuously updating the contact tracing list and has included information for Close, Casual and Low Risk contacts. Please remember to check these lists regularly here.

Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 must get tested immediately and isolate until results are found to be negative. Children who are unwell and/or display symptoms of COVID-19 are not to attend care.

Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.

COVID-19 Restrictions | Lockdown Restictions Update

Following the announcement made earlier today by the Queensland State Government, South East Queensland COVID-19 lockdown restrictions will be eased from 4pm today, Sunday 8 August.

Given the additional confirmed case in Cairns, Yarrabah and Cairns will now go into lockdown for three days, from 4pm today.

Face Masks
The Queensland Health directive outlines that mask wearing is to continue for everyone in these areas for the next two weeks. During Family Day Care drop off and collection both Educators and families are required to wear a mask. In addition, Educators are required to continue to wear masks when caring for children.

Contact Tracing
Queensland Health is continuously updating the contact tracing list and has included information for Close, Casual and Low Risk contacts. Please remember to check these lists regularly here.

Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 must get tested immediately and isolate until results are found to be negative. Children who are unwell and/or display symptoms of COVID-19 are not to attend care.

Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.

Family Alert | Lockdown Update & FAQs

COVID-19 UPDATE

Lockdown Extended for 11 Local Government Areas

As you would be aware, the Premier has announced the following local government areas (LGAs) will be extending the lockdown, until 4pm on Sunday 8 August, 2021.

Reminder
Anyone who has been in these local government areas is expected to stay at home except for essential purposes. This includes people who have travelled to these areas from other locations.

Please note: Early childhood education and care will remain open for children of essential workers and vulnerable persons only.

Contact Tracing
Queensland Health is continuously updating the contract tracing list and has now included information for Close, Casual and Low Risk contacts. Please remember to check these lists regularly here.

Face Masks
The Queensland Health directive outlines that mask wearing extends to everyone, including all staff working in early childhood education and care. This includes Family Day Care Educators and families.  
A mask should only be removed when communicating with a child, student or person who is deaf or hard of hearing, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.

Additional Allowable Absences I Childcare in COVID-19 Hotspots
The Australian Government has announced childcare services in a Commonwealth-declared COVID-19 hotspot can access additional allowable absences if the declaration extends for more than seven days.

Families will not have to use their 42 days of allowable absences during the lockdown. Additional absences will be available until the end of the hotspot declaration. During this time the Parent Gap Fee still needs to be paid for absences.

Family Safety Questions
If your Educator is located in a one of the 11 LGAs, they are required to ask you the following questions, on arrival to the service, in order to keep your family and your Educator safe. The below questions will determine whether it is safe for the child to attend FDC:

If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, your child cannot attend FDC until they return a negative COVID-19 test and/or complete QLD Health isolation requirements. Your Educator will be guided by and refer to the QLD Health Contact tracing list. Please contact your service if you have questions around this.

Keep up to date with the latest information by clicking on the buttons below:

COVID-19 Information for Services & Families

Cuurent Restrictions for Lockdown Areas

We hope you are keeping safe and healthy during these challenging times.

Educator Alert | Lockdown Update & FAQs

COVID-19 UPDATE

Lockdown Extended for 11 Local Government Areas

As you would be aware, the Premier has announced the following local government areas (LGAs) will be extending the lockdown, until 4pm on Sunday 8 August, 2021.

Reminder:
Anyone who has been in these local government areas is expected to stay at home except for essential purposes. This includes people who have travelled to these areas from other locations.

Please note: Early childhood education and care will remain open for children of essential workers and vulnerable persons only.

Contact Tracing
Queensland Health is continuously updating the contract tracing list and has now included information for Close, Casual and Low Risk contacts. Please remember to check these lists regularly here.

Face Masks
The Queensland Health directive outlines that mask wearing extends to everyone, including all staff working in early childhood education and care. This includes Family Day Care Educators.  


A mask should only be removed when communicating with a child, student or person who is deaf or hard of hearing, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.

Additional Allowable Absences I Childcare in COVID-19 Hotspots
The Australian Government has announced childcare services in a Commonwealth-declared COVID-19 hotspot can access additional allowable absences if the declaration extends for more than seven days.

Families will not have to use their 42 days of allowable absences during the lockdown. Additional absences will be available until the end of the hotspot declaration. During this time the Parent Gap Fee still needs to be paid for absences.

Family Safety Questions
If you are located in a one of the 11 LGAs, we require you to ask your families the following questions, on arrival to your service, in order to keep you and your families safe. The below questions will determine if the child can attend FDC:

If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, the child cannot attend FDC until they return a negative COVID-19 test and/or complete QLD Health isolation requirements. Please refer to the QLD Health Contact tracing list. An email will be sent out to all families, detailing the questions included and the outcome of answering yes.

For more information please click on the button below to access the Queensland Government COVID-19 frequently asked questions for early childhood education and care:

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions here

We thank you for your commitment and dedication to your children and families during these challenging times.

Family Alert | COVID-19 Snap Lockdown

COVID-19 UPDATE
South East Queensland Snap Lockdown

Following a further six locally acquired cases of COVID-19, linked to Indooroopilly State High School, South East Queensland will be entering a three day lockdown from 4pm today.

To protect the health of Queenslanders, the following areas will be subject to new restrictions:

From 4pm today (Saturday 31 July) until 4pm Tuesday (3 August), residents of the aforementioned areas will only be permitted to leave home for one of the following reasons:

  1. Obtaining essential goods or services, including healthcare.
  2. Attending essential work or child care.
  3. To exercise, with household group and/or on other person from outside your household.
  4. Assisting vulnerable persons.
  5. To receive vaccinations.
  6. To be tested for COVID-19.

Family Day Care will continue to operate, therefore families who decide to not access care will be required to use absences. Absences used will continue to attract a gap fee. For children who are not accessing care the usual absence rules apply unless notified otherwise.

At risk Educators who do not feel comfortable operating during the lockdown are within their rights to not provide care, however, they are required to advise their service and families and cannot charge for absences.

COVID-Safe Requirements

Regardless of where you live, please continue to keep COVID-Safe practices at the forefront of all of your actions and to keep your child(ren) at home if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

If you or a household member are experiencing symptoms or have come into contact with a COVID-19 patient, you are required to get tested immediately, quarantine at home and do not access Family Day Care until you receive a negative result.

If you have any further questions regarding today's South East Queensland and Townsville and Regions Lockdown announcement, please contact your Enhance Service.

We will continue to update families as information comes to hand. For more information, please visit the Queensland Government Website here.

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy weekend

Educator Alert | COVID-19 Snap Lockdown Update

COVID-19 UPDATE
South East Queensland Snap Lockdown

Following a further six locally acquired cases of COVID-19, linked to Indooroopilly State High School, South East Queensland will be entering a three day lockdown from 4pm today.

To protect the health of Queenslanders, the following areas will be subject to new restrictions:

From 4pm today (Saturday 31 July) until 4pm Tuesday (3 August), residents of the aforementioned areas will only be permitted to leave home for one of the following reasons:

  1. Obtaining essential goods or services, including healthcare.
  2. Attending essential work or child care.
  3. To exercise, with household group and/or on other person from outside your household.
  4. Assisting vulnerable persons.
  5. To receive vaccinations.
  6. To be tested for COVID-19.

Family Day Care will continue to operate, therefore families who decide to not access care will be required to use absences. Absences used will continue to attract a gap fee. For children who are not accessing care the usual absence rules apply unless notified otherwise.

At risk Educators who do not feel comfortable operating during the lockdown are within their rights to not provide care, however, they are required to advise their service and cannot charge their families for absences.

COVID-Safe Requirements

Anyone (Educators or families) who has travelled to the aforementioned areas on or since Thursday 29 July will need to self-isolate for the three days and follow the same rules. 

Regardless of where you live, please continue to keep COVID-Safe practices at the forefront of all of your actions and remind families to keep children at home if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

If you or a household member are experiencing symptoms or have come into contact with a COVID-19 patient, you are required to get tested immediately, quarantine at home and do not return to work until you receive a negative result. If you have any further questions regarding today's South East Queensland snap lockdown announcement, please contact your Enhance Practice Mentor.

We will continue to update Educators as information comes to hand. For more information, please visit the Queensland Government Website here.

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy week.

Educator & Family Alert | COVID-19 Restrictions - Mask Extension

Educator Alert | COVID-19 Restrictions - Mask Extension

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS UPDATE
Wearing of Face Masks Extension

Following yesterday's announcement by the Queensland Government, face mask restrictions will continue to apply in South East Queensland for a further seven days, until 6am Friday 30 July, 2021. This includes anyone who has been to the following impacted areas in the last 14 days.

Impacted areas of South East Queensland include:

If you have been in any of these regions since Tuesday 29 June, 2021, Government directives are to carry a mask and wear it whenever you are outside the house (excluding vigorous exercise or when seated and eating and drinking). If in doubt, always wear a mask.

What are the impacts for Educators with Enhance Family Day Care in the affected areas?

For more information, please view the Queensland Health website by clicking on the button below:

View the Queensland Government Website here

If you have any questions please contact your Practice Mentor. Thank you for helping us keep our children, families and the community safe.
 
Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy weekend.

Family Alert | COVID-19 Restrictions - Mask Extension

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS UPDATE
Wearing of Face Masks Extension

Following yesterday's announcement by the Queensland Government, face mask restrictions will continue to apply in South East Queensland for a further seven days, until 6am Friday 30 July, 2021. This includes anyone who has been to the following impacted areas in the last 14 days.

Impacted areas of South East Queensland include:

If you have been in any of these regions since Tuesday 29 June, 2021, Government directives are to carry a mask and wear it whenever you are outside the house (excluding vigorous exercise or when seated and eating and drinking). If in doubt, always wear a mask.

How does this affect families?

For more information, please view the Queensland Health website by clicking on the button below:

View the Queensland Government Website here

If you have any questions, please contact your service and speak with a Practice Mentor.
Thank you for helping us keep our children, Educators and the community safe.

Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy weekend.

Educator & Family Alert | Mandatory Face Masks Update - Amendment (July)

COVID-19 UPDATE | MANDATORY FACE MASKS FOR BRISBANE

Further to yesterday's announcement regarding the one week extension of mask wearing, please be advised that the Brisbane City Council region is also included in this updated COVID-19 regulation.

We apologise for this oversight. 

Educator & Family Alert | Mandatory Face Masks Update (July)

COVID-19 UPDATE | MANDATORY FACE MASKS

Family Alert | Lockdown Restrictions Eased for Brisbane and Moreton Bay

COVID-19 UPDATE

Lockdown restrictions relaxed in Brisbane & Moreton Bay

Following the announcements made earlier today by the Queensland State Government, Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions will continue to act with caution, however, welcome the relaxation of COVID lockdown restrictions from 6pm today, Saturday 3 July.

For up to date information, please click on the button below, directing you to the Queensland Government's updated regulations on restrictions:

COVID Lockdown Restrictions Update

What does this mean for you if you are in the affected LGAs:

Caution needs to be exercised, with masks being worn outside of the home. Check ins are mandatory whenever you visit a hospitality businesses and associated places of business. Vulnerable people and those aged over 70 years are also requested to limit outings within your communities.

We acknowledge the ongoing restrictions implemented by the Queensland Government and will continue to update families as information comes to hand.

Regardless of where you live, please continue to keep COVID-Safe practices at the forefront of all of your actions and to keep your child(ren) at home if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

If you or a household member are experiencing symptoms or have come into contact with a COVID-19 patient, you are required to get tested immediately, quarantine at home and do not access Family Day Care until you receive a negative result.

Children who are unwell and/or display symptoms of COVID-19 are not to attend care.

If you have any further questions please contact your Enhance Service. Thank you for helping us keep your children, our Educators and the community safe. 

We wish you and your family a healthy and safe weekend.

Educator Alert | Lockdown Restrictions Eased for Brisbane and Moreton Bay

COVID-19 UPDATE

Lockdown restrictions relaxed in Brisbane & Moreton Bay

Following the announcements made earlier today by the Queensland State Government, Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions will continue to act with caution, however, welcome the relaxation of COVID lockdown restrictions from 6pm today, Saturday 3 July.

For up to date information, please click on the button below, directing you to the Queensland Government's updated regulations on restrictions:

COVID Lockdown Restrictions Update

What does this mean if you live in one of the affected LGAs:

Caution needs to be exercised, with masks being worn oustide of the home. Check ins are mandatory whenever you visit a hospitality businesses and associated places of business. Vulnerable people and those aged over 70 years are also requested to limit outings within your communities.

We acknowledge the ongoing restrictions implemented by the Queensland Government and will continue to update you as information comes to hand.

Please remember that children who are unwell and/or display symptoms of COVID-19 are not to attend care.

If you have any questions please contact your Practice Mentor. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.

We wish you and your family a healthy and safe weekend.

Family Alert | Lockdown Restrictions Update

COVID-19 UPDATE

Lockdown Restrictions Update

Following the announcements made earlier today by the Queensland State Government, Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions will be in lockdown for an extended 24 hours, to Saturday 3 July at 6pm, due to the detection of three new locally acquired cases.

Townsville Regions and the remaining LGAs in South East Queensland will welcome the relaxation of lockdown restrictions from 6pm today, Friday 2 July. This includes the following LGAs:

What does this mean for you?
Residents of Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions will only be permitted to leave home for one of the following reasons:

  1. Obtaining essential goods or services, including healthcare.
  2. Attending essential work or child care.
  3. To exercise, with household group and/or on other person from outside your household.
  4. Assisting vulnerable persons.
  5. To receive vaccinations.
  6. To be tested for COVID-19.

The same lockdown restrictions will continue for Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions until 6pm Saturday 3 July, or until further reviewed by the Queensland Government.

Family Day Care will continue to operate, therefore families who decide to not access care will be required to use absences. Absences used will continue to attract a gap fee. For children who are not accessing care the usual absence rules apply unless notified otherwise.

For Educators in all other restricted LGAs, the lockdown will be eased from 6pm tonight, Friday 2 July and you are to follow the COVID-Safe requirements, listed below.

COVID-Safe Requirements

Residents must carry a mask at all times outside the home and wear them indoors, when social distancing is not possible.

Anyone (Educators or families) who has travelled to the aforementioned areas on or since Tuesday 29 June will need to self-isolate for the three days and follow the same rules.

For more information, please visit the Queensland Government Website:

COVID Lockdown Restrictions Update

Regardless of where you live, please continue to keep COVID-Safe practices at the forefront of all of your actions and to keep your child(ren) at home if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

If you or a household member are experiencing symptoms or have come into contact with a COVID-19 patient, you are required to get tested immediately, quarantine at home and do not access Family Day Care until you receive a negative result.

We remind families that children who are unwell and/or display symptoms of COVID-19 are not to attend care.

If you have any further questions regarding the extension of the Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions Lockdown announcement, please contact your Enhance Service. Thank you for helping us keep your children, our Educators and the community safe. 

We wish you and your family a happy, healthy and safe weekend.

Educator Alert | COVID-19 Lockdown Restrictions Relaxed

COVID-19 UPDATE

Lockdown Restrictions Eased

Following the announcements made earlier today by the Queensland State Government, Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions will be in lockdown for an extended 24 hours, to Saturday 3 July at 6pm, due to the detection of three new locally acquired cases.

Townsville Regions and the remaining LGAs in South East Queensland will welcome the relaxation of lockdown restrictions from 6pm today, Friday 2 July. This includes the following LGAs:

What does this mean for you?
Residents of Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions will only be permitted to leave home for one of the following reasons:

  1. Obtaining essential goods or services, including healthcare.
  2. Attending essential work or child care.
  3. To exercise, with household group and/or on other person from outside your household.
  4. Assisting vulnerable persons.
  5. To receive vaccinations.
  6. To be tested for COVID-19.

The same lockdown restrictions will continue for Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions until 6pm Saturday 3 July, or until further reviewed by the Queensland Government.

For Educators in all other LGAs, the lockdown will be eased from 6pm tonight, Friday 2 July and you are to follow the COVID-Safe requirements, listed below.

COVID-Safe Requirements

Residents must carry a mask at all times outside the home and wear them indoors, when social distancing is not possible.

We acknowledge and support the ongoing restrictions implemented by the Queensland Government, including the continued use of face masks within the community.

For more information, please click on the button below, directing you to the Queensland Government's updated regulations on restrictions:

COVID Lockdown Restrictions Update

Please remember that children who are unwell and/or display symptoms of COVID-19 are not to attend care.

If you have any questions please contact your Practice Mentor. Thank you for helping us keep our children, Educators and the community safe.

We wish you and your family a healthy and safe weekend.

Family Alert | COVID-19 Lockdown Update

COVID-19 UPDATE

South East Queensland & Townsville Regions Lockdown

Following a further four confirmed cases of COVID-19, two locally acquired, South East Queensland, Townsville (including Magnetic Island) and Palm Island will be entering a three day lockdown from 6pm tonight.

To protect the health of Queenslanders, the following areas will be subject to new restrictions:

From 6pm tonight (Tuesday 29 June) until 6pm Friday (2 July), residents of the aforementioned areas will only be permitted to leave home for one of the following reasons:

  1. Obtaining essential goods or services, including healthcare.
  2. Attending essential work or child care.
  3. To exercise, with household group and/or on other person from outside your household.
  4. Assisting vulnerable persons.
  5. To receive vaccinations.
  6. To be tested for COVID-19.

Family Day Care will continue to operate, therefore families who decide to not access care will be required to use absences. Absences used will continue to attract a gap fee. For children who are not accessing care the usual absence rules apply unless notified otherwise.

At risk Educators who do not feel comfortable operating during the lockdown are within their rights to not provide care, however, they are required to advise their service and families and cannot charge for absences.

COVID-Safe Requirements

Anyone (Educators or families) who has travelled to the aforementioned areas on or since Tuesday 29 June will need to self-isolate for the three days and follow the same rules. 

Regardless of where you live, please continue to keep COVID-Safe practices at the forefront of all of your actions and to keep your child(ren) at home if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

If you or a household member are experiencing symptoms or have come into contact with a COVID-19 patient, you are required to get tested immediately, quarantine at home and do not access Family Day Care until you receive a negative result.

If you have any further questions regarding today's South East Queensland and Townsville and Regions Lockdown announcement, please contact your Enhance Service.

We will continue to update families as information comes to hand. For more information, please visit the Queensland Government Website here.

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy week.