Good afternoon families,
Thank you for your patience as we waited to receive confirmation from the school, the Department of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) and Queensland Health regarding operations over the next three days.
As I’m sure you are aware, this morning the Premier announced a three-day lockdown for the greater Brisbane area starting from 5pm tonight, Monday 29th March until 5pm Thursday 1st April.
Queensland Health advises anyone living in the local government areas of Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and Redlands to stay at home except for essential purposes and to wear a mask indoors except for when inside your home or car. Schools will remain open for children of essential workers.
In alignment with this advice, After School Care will operate as normal for all children until 6pm tonight. We will then remain open for Before and After School for children of essential workers only.
All bookings for Before and After School care on Tuesday 30th March, Wednesday 31st March and Thursday 1st April have now been deleted.
Any children of essential workers that require care over these three days must be booked in casually through the My Family Lounge mobile app. You will be charged at the permanent rate for these bookings.
There is currently no advice regarding Vacation Care commencing Tuesday 6th April. At this stage we are planning to operate as normal, however, if they lockdown were to continue through any of these dates we will continue to operate for children of essential workers. We will provide families with updates regarding this.
During this lockdown (from 5pm this afternoon) we will have the following additional procedures to ensure everyone’s safety at our service;
Only one parent/guardian is permitted on to the grounds and must be wearing a mask
All staff will be wearing masks when indoors (Queensland Health advises employees may temporarily remove masks for eating, drinking and for necessary communication with children).
Children under 12 years of age do not need to wear masks
We continue to ask that you use hand sanitiser before and after touching our iPad screens to sign your child in/out
We will continue to only allow one parent/guardian in to the office at a time and no parents/guardians will be allowed access to our indoor spaces. 1.5 metre social distancing will be adhered to where possible
We will continue to not accept children and/or families who are sick or have flu-like symptoms
We will continue our enhanced cleaning regimens
The health and wellbeing of children, families and staff remain our main focus and we continue to take advice from Queensland Health in relation to this matter. We will keep families updated if we receive more information from Queensland Health or the Department of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) as we strive to support our community through these times.
As always if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for your understanding and support. We hope you all stay safe and healthy.