Please see below for additional link and resources related to COVID-19.
The Australian Government have released a Coronavirus Australia App which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store for IOS or Google Play Store for Android.
A WhatsApp channel has also been established on IOS and Android.
Coronavirus information and support for business (business.gov.au)
Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package - exceptional circumstances Supplementary Relief Payment form (scroll to the bottom of the page) - We recommend reading our email bulletin sent to services on Friday, 10 April before completing the form.
Latest DESE Fact Sheet: Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package Information for Family Day Care
Latest DESE Fact Sheet: Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for early childhood education and care providers and services from 6 April 2020
Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package Conditions
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for early childhood education and care providers
The Australian Tax Office
JobKeeper Payment scheme
Support for Business
JobKeeper Payment scheme fact sheets
Australian Government Department of Health
National Coronavirus Helpline - 1800 020 080
Information for schools and early childhood centres, students and parents
COVID-19 Health Alert information
Infection control training
CCS helpdesk - 1300 667 276 or firstname.lastname@example.org
State and Territory Regulatory Authorities - COVID-19 Information
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Family Day Care: Coping with COVID-19 Webcast
To view the Family Day Care: Coping with COVID-19 webcast that was streamed on Friday, 27 Match and featured FDCA CEO Andrew Paterson, click here (those who don't have a Facebook account can view the webcast here).
Multilingual COVID-19 Resources
The National Children’s Commissioner, Ms Megan Mitchell, has advised that a multilingual resource library focused on COVID-19 has been created providing information in 18 languages from health authorities at Federal, State and Global levels. The hub page is being updated as new information is provided and translated.
This information, when used in conjunction with the information available at www.health.gov.au, may be useful to FDCA service members in communicating with educators and their families from diverse language backgrounds and are a source of current, reputable in-language information and advice.
You can access the translated resources by clicking here.
Be You has published resources to support early learning communities in dealing with the unique challenges they deal with throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. These resources offer practical tips on how educators can look after their own mental health, support the children they work with and work with families in this difficult time.
To access the Be You resources, click here.
Emerging Minds has curated a collection of resources designed to assist parents and carers to best to support their children and reduce worry and distress. It contains a video, factsheets and tips about what you can expect and how you can help children cope.
To access the Emerging Minds resources, click here.