COVID-19 Awareness Updates


Hunter Region Snap Lockdown – 5 August 2021


The NSW Government has made an announcement that the NSW Hunter region will enter a snap lockdown from 5:00pm Thursday 5 August until 12:01am Friday 13 August. The lockdown restrictions apply to all people residing in the Local Government Areas of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Port Stephens, Cessnock, Dungog, Singleton and Muswellbrook. The rules in place for these areas are the same that are already in place across Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast.


The full list of current restrictions can be viewed on the NSW Government webpage.


During this time, Busy Bees Services will remain open as an essential service to support families by providing education and care for their children.


We ask that all families and staff continue wearing a face mask any time you are inside the Service, including during drop-off and pick-up times, temperature checks and transition times, as this is ongoing for indoor settings.


Please note that all families will be unable to access classrooms and will need to follow all directions of Service staff, adhering to the required physical distancing of 1.5 metres.


As a reminder, it is important that Busy Bees continue to complete temperature checks for all persons entering the Service and recording this information accurately on the Busy Bees COVID-19 Health Check Register.


Staff will continue to monitor children’s temperatures throughout the day. Should a child present with a temperature above 37.5 degrees, as per current health advice, we will call a parent or emergency contact to have the child collected. If your child becomes unwell at home, we request that you do not bring them to the Service but inform us of the reason for their absence.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, please contact your Service Manager directly.


The safeguarding of the health and well-being of our children, staff, and wider communities is our top priority and we will continue to act in accordance with the latest public health advice from the NSW Government.


We thank you for your cooperation and continued support.


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