Please visit theĀ Education and Care Unit COVID-19 Recovery PlanĀ and theĀ Assessment and Rating Information Sheet 2020Ā for information about how we are conducting Assessment and Rating visits.

Services will continue to receive 4-7 weeks notice prior to undergoing Assessment and Rating.

Category: FAQs

Please see the Assessment and Rating Information Sheet 2020 for information about how the structure of A&R has changed in Tasmania to support the health and wellbeing of all children, families, educators, and staff.

Category: FAQs

TheĀ Education and Care Unit COVID-19 Recovery PlanĀ outlines how the ECU will work with providers and services to move towards ā€˜business as usualā€™ regulatory activities.

The ECU has recommenced Assessment and Rating and unannounced monitoring visits. Authorised Officers will follow hygiene and physical distancing requirements, in line with public health advice and your serviceā€™s COVID-Safe plan, during visits.

Our aim is that we work together effectively and continue to ensure childrenā€™s health, safety and wellbeing remain paramount.

If you have any questions, please contact the ECU on 6165 6425 or 1800 816 057 or viaĀ ecu.comment@education.tas.gov.auĀ or contact your point of contact authorised officer directly.

Category: Covid 19

TheĀ Australian Government Department of HealthĀ orĀ Tasmanian Public HealthĀ will advise you of the need for a partial, or full closure.

You can also visit theĀ Notifying the ECUĀ section of our website for instructions on how to let us know about serious incidents and changes to service operations.

Category: Covid 19

Please visit theĀ Notifying the ECUĀ section of our page for information about applying for a waiver.

Category: Covid 19

If anyone in the home is subject to self-isolationĀ / quarantine restrictions then the FDC educator should not be operating.

Category: Covid 19

You will need to let us know if someone who accesses the service has testedĀ positiveĀ for COVID-19. Please see theĀ Notifying the ECUĀ section of our website for more information.

Category: Covid 19

Services wishing to undertake excursions must ensure that risk assessments are conducted and consider any additional risks related to COVID-19. All other requirements including hygiene practices must be followed.

For information about changes to the National Regulations regarding the safe transportation of children, please visitĀ ACECQA.

Category: Covid 19

Please visit theĀ Being COVID-safe in ECECĀ section of our website for information and links to resources for developing COVID-19 Safety Plans.

Category: Covid 19

If your service uses a bus to transport children you will need to put strategies in place in alignment with your serviceā€™s COVID-19 Plan.

Passengers are encouraged to keep physical distancing in mind and choose a seat away from others, where possible.

For further information and guidance please seeĀ Public Transport and transport cleaningĀ .

Category: Covid 19

Approved providers do not need to notify the ECU if there is a state or nationwide closure of all education and care services.

Category: Covid 19

ACECQA has also provided a collection ofĀ resourcesĀ to assist services in planning and providing their programs to meet the requirements of health advice for COVID-19.

Category: Covid 19

Please visit the Being COVID-safe in ECEC section of our website for information on safety measures.

Category: Covid 19

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Updated 8 September 2020