Please see below for additional link and resources related to COVID-19.
Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package - exceptional circumstances Supplementary Relief Payment form (scroll to the bottom of the page) - We recommend reading our email bulletin sent to services on Friday, 10 April before completing the form.
The Australian Tax Office
Australian Government Department of Health
National Coronavirus Helpline - 1800 020 080
CCS helpdesk - 1300 667 276 or firstname.lastname@example.org
State and Territory Regulatory Authorities - COVID-19 Information
Family Day Care: Coping with COVID-19 Webcast
To view the Family Day Care: Coping with COVID-19 webcast that was streamed on Friday, 27 Match and featured FDCA CEO Andrew Paterson, click here (those who don't have a Facebook account can view the webcast here).
Multilingual COVID-19 Resources
The National Children’s Commissioner, Ms Megan Mitchell, has advised that a multilingual resource library focused on COVID-19 has been created providing information in 18 languages from health authorities at Federal, State and Global levels. The hub page is being updated as new information is provided and translated.
This information, when used in conjunction with the information available at www.health.gov.au, may be useful to FDCA service members in communicating with educators and their families from diverse language backgrounds and are a source of current, reputable in-language information and advice.
Be You has published resources to support early learning communities in dealing with the unique challenges they deal with throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. These resources offer practical tips on how educators can look after their own mental health, support the children they work with and work with families in this difficult time.
Emerging Minds has curated a collection of resources designed to assist parents and carers to best to support their children and reduce worry and distress. It contains a video, factsheets and tips about what you can expect and how you can help children cope.