Council preschools and child care centres continues to operate

Orange City Council’s preschools and child care centres are continuing to operate inline the recommendations of state and federal authorities. This is the latest message to be mailed to parents through the Childcare Hubworks system.

This quick note is to keep you in touch, as a valued member of our Children’s Services community, about how we are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis and its local implications.

Our services are complying with the recommendations of national and state health authorities about managing the COVID-19 crisis and they are continuing to operate.

It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the places our community gathers are healthy and safe.

It’s also important to maintain an increased level of hygiene (handwashing, covering coughs/sneezes). Children’s Services staff will also place an increased emphasis on hygiene, including extra disinfection of surfaces.

Parents are asking if Children’s Services will close. All we can say is that we’re continuing to operate in line with the recommendations of state and national health authorities who are overseeing community health throughout this crisis day-to-day. A decision to close would be made by these authorities. We will continue to follow their recommendations.

Vacation Care will still be running. However, Before-and-After-School Care and Vacation Care at Orange Public School and Calare Public School will not operate if the school decides to close. We have had no indication at this point that this will happen.

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