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Physical distancing in early childhood education

1 June 2020

Safe Work Australia has updated its early childhood education advice to clarify the importance of physical distancing between adults. 

Services do not need to count or include children in implementing physical distancing measures.

Please visit Safe Work Australia’s web page ‘Early childhood education: physical distancing’ for details and recommended physical distancing measures.

Education and care and child care services should continue to follow the advice of AHPPC. They should develop COVID safety plans to implement measures to help protect staff and children from COVID-19.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to safely educating and caring for children.