Information for living with and managing COVID-19 in ECEC settings

Updated 11 March 2022

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The following documents may assist you with responding to the risks of COVID-19:

  1. The ECU has collaborated with Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) to develop the Covid-19 Case and Outbreak Management Guidelines for the Tasmanian Early Childhood Education and Care Settings.
    This guidance document describes the step-by-step process service providers must take when determining and managing an outbreak at their facility. The ECU will support providers and services to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of children and quality educational outcomes for children and follow government advice in response to COVID-19.
  2. The Education and Care Unit Living with COVID-19 Response Plan is a one-page diagram that outlines ECU’s general approach to undertaking regulatory work as our services face the challenges of community transmission.
  3. The Living with COVID-19 Guidance document provides further information for services on COVID-safe practices, meeting regulatory responsibilities and managing positive cases of COVID-19.
  4. Our COVID-19 Enquiry Process informs services of the immediate steps to take when a positive case has been identified at an education and care setting.
  5. The Information on Ventilation in ECEC Services information booklet suggests ways to improve ventilation in an education and care setting to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 virus.
  6. The Information for families – Outbreaks in ECEC is a simple guidance document for parents/carers on the steps taken to care for children if they are ECEC contacts and the appropriate response to take if an outbreak is declared.
  7. This draft letter may assist services in communicating to parents/carers about the next steps after a positive case at an ECEC setting has occurred.
    – Letter for parents/carers –Isolated Case at ECEC  – Note: if Public Health declares an outbreak, your letter to parents of children must be tailored to include information/direction as directed by Public Health

  Other Resources

 

  If you have any questions, please contact the ECU on 6165 5425 or via ecu.comment@education.tas.gov.au or call your point of contact authorised officer directly.

  • The Tasmanian Public Health Hotline if you have concerns about contact or symptoms – 1800 671 738
  • National Coronavirus Information Line For general information about coronavirus on 1800 020 080 (24 hours, 7 days)

If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

If you have any questions, please contact the ECU on 6165 5425 or via ecu.comment@education.tas.gov.au or call your point of contact authorised officer directly.