COVID-19 Management

~~ CCS NEWS ~~ Australian Government COVID-19 support measures for child care extended to next June ~~

The Australian Government has announced it will provide support for early childhood and education care services until 30 June 2022 because of the continued impact of COVID-19.


Children will have 10 extra allowable absences for the 2021–22 financial year. This is on top of the standard 42 allowable absences and the additional allowable absences provided for families previously in a COVID-19 hotspot. These will be applied automatically.

Gap fee waivers:

Services can now waive gap fees for a child that does not attend care because they, or a member of their household, have been directed to isolate due to COVID-19. This will apply for the duration of the isolation period as specified by the health advice.


Masks wearing is now optional.


We allow both families and staff to choose if they wish to wear masks on the premises. If you are unwell or may have been exposed to COVID-19, you must continue wearing the mask.


The ACT Chief Health Officer issued a public health direction requiring full vaccination against COVID-19 for staff working across education and care services.

WVELC staff and contractors (including cleaner, music teacher, personal trainer, and yoga teacher) are now fully vaccinated. 

Coronavirus Management Policy - April 2022 updates

Infection control during COVID-19 pandemic - April 2022 updates