May 4, 2022

Public Health has advised that children who are close contacts are now permitted to attend care, subject to close contact rules.

Decisions regarding enrolment and attendance of children who are close contacts over and above Public Health requirements is a business decision for a service to make.

If services decide not to allow close contacts to attend, their decisions should be well-documented and make in consideration of regulations 168(2)(c) and 168(2)(h) and be aligned with their COVID-19 safety plans.

These recommendations are not exhaustive in any way and services are responsible for their compliance with the National Law or Child Care Act as it applies to all their business decisions.