15 June 2021
Dear parents and carers,
This is an important update about the health directions under which all early childhood education and care (ECEC) services are required to operate.
The use of the Victorian Government QR Code Service for electronic record keeping will soon become mandatory for all workplaces, to enable the effective contact tracing of any COVID-19 outbreak.
This includes all education sector workplaces. QR code check-ins will therefore be required for all visitors to ECEC services and Outside School Hours Care services, including kindergartens and childcare centres. QR codes will be required to be used by all visitors who enter ECEC buildings and indoor spaces, including:
- all parents and carers
- all visitors, including contractors, external staff and building and maintenance staff.
The Victorian Government QR code check-ins will not be required for staff or children.
The QR code does not replace the usual sign-in and sign-out processes for children – this is still required.
Parents and carers are required to check-in via the displayed Victorian Government QR Code during drop off and pick up. You are not required to scan the QR code when you leave the building.
All entry points, including pick up, drop off and reception areas, will display QR code posters.
If you don’t have a working compatible smartphone mobile phone or tablet to check-in with, please approach a member of staff about using our ‘Kiosk check-in service’ using our service tablet/computer/phone.
We understand you need to look after your child or children until they are safely in our care – the safety of all children is paramount. If you are unable to check-in prior to handing your child or children into the care of staff, you can check-in immediately after your child or children are in the care of our staff.
Thank you for your support and understanding of this important health direction. Further information about QR codes is available at coronavirus.vic.gov.au.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns.
Greater Shepparton City Council
Early Years Services
90 Welsford Street Shepparton 3630
Phone: (03) 5832 9700