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Coronavirus

Our commitment to children, families and employees 

Our first priority is the health and safety of our children, families, and employees. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and following advice from government agencies. 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, C&K has always taken precautions and implemented government policies and recommendations to keep people safe.

On Tuesday 30 November 2021 the Queensland Government announced a Public Health Directive, which requires all workers in schools, kindergartens and childcare centres to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

This mandate includes all Queensland kindergarten and childcare centres, not just C&K.

What this means:

Under this public health direction, C&K employees and volunteers will be required to have received:

  • At least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccination by 17 December 2021
  • Be fully vaccinated by 23 January 2022.

C&K supports this direction, especially as the children who attend our centres are unable to access any COVID-19 vaccination.

Do families need to be vaccinated?

Families, carers and authorised contacts do not need to be vaccinated to visit our centres and complete drop off and pick up.

I volunteer in my child's centre - do I need to be vaccinated?

If you are volunteering alongside our teachers and educators to support the delivery of the educational program (for example on excursions), you will be required to be fully vaccinated by 23 January 2022.

 

Our COVID-19 Commitment Statement (PDF 2mb) builds on our already robust approach to providing a safe and healthy environment and we will update it as the situation evolves. 

All C&K centres are currently operating at Response Level:

Please refer to the COVID-19 Commitment Statement for more information.

We have translated a summary of our C&K Commitment Statement in the following languages: Bengali/Bangla | Burmese | Hindi | Karen | Kirundi Malay | Punjabi | Swahili | Sormali

 

Latest 'Test and Isolate' Protocols

Click here to learn more about the new Test and Isolate National Protocols

 

Keep sick children at home

If your child is unwell or has flu like symptoms, please keep them at home and seek medical advice. You can call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or speak to your GP.

Letting us know about a case of COVID-19

Please call 07 3513 2591 to let us know of a confirmed case of COVID-19.

How do I talk to my child about COVID-19?

Your child may have questions about what coronavirus is, and what can be done to help keep their friends and family safe. Talking about the virus can help ease your child’s worries. Read our article.

FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions for families (updated Wednesday 10 January 2022).

Communications to C&K families