Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
Information, support and guidance for the children’s education and care sector and families.
Government updates on COVID-19
Access the latest information from the Australian Government and regulatory authorities and health departments across Australia.
Find child care
Visit StartingBlocks.gov.au to find an early childhood education or child care service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Service and temporary closure information
A new mapping tool displaying the open/closed status of approved early childhood education and care services across Australia.
Resources for vacation care services
Resources to assist vacation care services in planning and providing their programs to meet the requirements of health advice for COVID-19.
Supporting educator wellbeing
This information sheet and key resources can be shared with your team to help you build and support your educators’ wellbeing through these challenging times.
Risk assessment and management
This resource is a useful guide to risk assessment and management for education and care services during COVID-19.
Emergency notifications and applications
A handy reference guide to using the NQA IT System for incident notifications, emergency applications for waivers and suspensions, and notifications of change of operating hours during COVID-19.
Information for families and activities to do at home
StartingBlocks.gov.au is providing information for families seeking tips on activities to do at home and/or education and care services for their children while their usual service is closed.
Modifications to ACECQA’s supervised professional experience requirements
Information about supervised professional experience requirements for final year initial teacher education students in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
First aid training during COVID-19
Information about changes to first aid training during Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.