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Covid Information For Families

Gowrie NSW Covid Safe Information
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Covid Measures

The health and safety of all children, educators, staff, and families continue to remain the highest priority for Gowrie NSW.

Enrolling your child in an Early Education Centre or an OSHC Program can be an exciting milestone. However, we also appreciate you may have some questions about how we are keeping children safe in the rapidly changing Covid 19 environment.

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Preventative Measures

At Gowrie NSW we have taken a number of preventative measures to help reduce transmission of Covid 19

  • Masks will be worn in line with government recommendations
  • Educators and staff keep physically distant where possible ​
  • Maintaining enhanced cleaning of high touch surfaces ​
  • Educators wash hands regularly and when needed. Children are also encouraged to do so often​
  • Increased use of outdoor settings wherever possible. Increase the natural ventilation on indoor spaces​
  • Educators are working within small groups, primary educator groups or cohorts to minimise transmission​
  • Educators, staff and children who are unwell, stay home​
  • Educators, staff and contractors are vaccinated ​
  • Gowrie NSW is now utilising Rapid Antigen Tests to test staff and educators regularly
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What happens if there is a positive case?

Families of children deemed “at risk” are contacted immediately and encouraged to test and isolate until a negative result. ​

Gowrie NSW works closely with the Department of Education and NSW Health Resources.

Families are kept informed when there is a positive case and any information or recommendations are communicated. 


What if someone in my household tests positive to Covid 19?

Children and staff who live with someone who has COVID-19 are household contacts and must follow the self-isolation guidelines. They must take a rapid antigen test as soon as possible and self-isolate for 7 days from the last time they were in contact with the COVID positive person.


Where do I go for more information on rapid antigen testing?

The getting tested for COVID-19 factsheet has more information on testing.


Recommended Reading

Early Childhood Education and Care - Covid 19 Guidance for Families