NSW Health is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Early Childhood Education Centres (ECEC). Many ECECs have been affected by cases of COVID-19 resulting in temporary closure of centres and isolation of both staff and children and their families. People infected with COVID-19 can become very sick.
At this time, NSW Health is strongly urging the community to keep their children at home to reduce the risk of infection and transmission of COVID-19 in ECEC across NSW, unless they need to be at an ECEC.
There are important things that ECEC services can do to protect staff and families attending your services:
NSW Health values the dedication of Early Childhood Educators in supporting the wellbeing and development of young children and we want to support you to stay safe.