COVID-19 update: QR codes to be mandatory for ECECs
Dear families & educators,
ERINA kindergarten is committed to continuing to provide updated information and assistance as we work together to respond to sector queries and the health advice from our colleagues at NSW Health.
As follows are some responses to questions that we have received from families/educators over the past few days, particularly with regards to the use of QR codes for check in of visitors.
Frequently asked questions
Are education and care services required to check that visitors are using QR check in?
The NSW Government announced that from Monday 12 July the Service NSW QR code will be mandatory at all workplaces and retail businesses, including all early childhood education and care services. This is because the use of the Service NSW QR code has been found to be the most effective system in assisting NSW Health to protect the community.
ERINA kindergarten will be required to display the Service NSW QR code and take reasonable steps to ensure adults entering the service premises check in using the Service NSW QR codes.
When are families and visitors required to use the Service NSW QR Code?
Families and visitors are required to check-in using the Service NSW QR code upon entering the service premises.
Will school holidays be extended, requiring extended vacation care?
There are no plans to extend school holidays at the current time. The department is currently working with NSW Health on Term 3 arrangements for schools and advice will be provided prior to the commencement of Term 3.
For more information
The department regularly updates the COVID-19 Guidelines for ECEC services based on advice from NSW Health.
If you have any questions about our service operation you can contact the Information and Enquiries team on 0243677285