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COVID-19 has changed how we all live and work. We aim to keep you informed about changes that affect education and care services and schools. Please check this page and other relevant websites frequently to stay up to date. 

Requirements and guidance

Here are some questions and answers for early childhood services about COVID issues:

The Education Department of SA also has useful information about COVID-19 requirements for schools and early childhood services:

SA Health has information on ventillation:

Coronavirus alerts

COVID-19 Update, 11 May 2022

Important COVID-19 updates for Term 2 Changes to SA Health requirements, 29 April 2022

Changes to applying for permission for close contact critical workers to return to the worksite, 11 April 2022

Priority testing site for children and young people, 5 April 2022

Mandatory vaccination requirement revoked in early childhood settings, 1 April 2022

Revised COVID-19 protocols in education and care & OSHC settings, 23 March 2022

Education COVID-19 Outbreak Plan, 21 March 2022

Testing, Isolating and Quarantine requirements to continue, 23 February 2022

Important changes to notifying COVID-19 positive cases, 16 February 2022

Urgent Alert: Please respond to guarantee your supply of rapid antigen tests, 4 February 2022

Rapid antigen tests - update on distribution, 3 February 2022

COVID-19 FAQs and templates for use from 31 January 2022, 28 January 2022

COVID-19 Update – Webinar with Professor Nicola Spurrier, 25 January 2022

COVID-19 update: Management of COVID-19 in the ECEC setting, 24 January 2022

Minimising risk, staying open and accessing government support during COVID-19, 19 January 2022

When can a close contact return to the workplace, 12 January 2022

SA Health support for services that experience a COVID-19 case, 10 January 2022

Notifying COVID-19 positive cases, 23 December 2021

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination information, 18 November 2021


Stay informed

The situation with COVID-19 is constantly changing. Please stay informed via reputable channels. These include:

Coronavirus news