A you would likely be aware in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the NSW Government has announced additional restrictions and stay-at-home orders across the Greater Sydney region (this region includes Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas) until 11:59pm on Friday 9 July. Details can be found on the NSW Government’s COVID-19 website.

At this stage, child care services and schools remain open. In addition, there is no further change to fee charging and absent rulings in relation to the restrictions.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will work closely with the NSW Government and key peak organisations from the sector. This includes reviewing the NSW Government COVID-19 news and updates for venues and locations of concern and adhere to the advice provided as it becomes available to us.

Updated Advice from NSW Government

  • People who usually live, work and/or study in the Greater Sydney region should follow stay-at-home orders from 6:00pm Saturday 26 June until at least 11.59pm on Friday 9 July unless it is for an essential reason which includes essential work, education or care where you cannot work or study from home.
  • People who have been in the Greater Sydney region (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour) on or after June 21 should follow the stay-at-home orders for a period of 14 days after they left Greater Sydney.
  • Masks are mandatory in specified indoor areas across NSW until at least 11.59pm on Friday 9 July.
  • Masks are mandatory on public transport for all people in NSW – this should be adhered to when staff are travelling to and from services.

Updated Operational requirement advice | Effective Monday 28th June 2021

Any person who has recently returned from overseas travel or any declared hotspot, must adhere to government guidelines and self-isolate for 14 days. Self-isolation is also required for any person who has been in close contact with someone suspected with the virus.

Further, to help minimise cross infection of any illness, we are strongly requesting, that any child who is sick or displaying any flu-like symptom, refrain from coming to our service until they are well. This includes any adult responsible for the dropping off and picking up of your child.