Managing COVID-19 in our centres
When to keep your child at home
COVID-19 has changed how all childcare services operate when it comes to illness and AEIOU is no exception. We are currently following strict government directives which mean we are cannot legally allow children with cold or flu-like symptoms to attend our service.
Children displaying these symptoms can not attend service
Coughs, sniffles, sore throat, temperatures, a runny nose (even a clear runny nose): if your child has any of these symptoms, please do not bring them into the centre. They should only return when they have passed the contagious period of their infection and are symptom-free.
If your child's symptoms are due to another condition (e.g. asthma or allergies) and you can obtain a certificate from your medical practitioner confirming that their condition is not contagious, they may be able to attend. A negative COVID-19 test (RAT or PCR) will also be required.
If your child develops cold or flu-like symptoms in our care, we will notify you to collect them as soon as possible to ensure they recover quickly and minimise the risk of others becoming unwell.
We understand the inconvenience this can cause, especially when it affects your ability to work or care for others. However our primary responsibility is the health and wellbeing of the children and team members at our centres.
Stopping the spread of COVID-19
Everyone has an important role to play; collectively, we can minimise the spread of COVID. In addition to the measures below, our team is proudly fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is in compliance with mandates for our sectors and part of our committment to protecting the children in our care.
At AEIOU we value transparency, and we know you do too. That's why we're providing regular updates on COVID-19 infections affecting our centres. Your Centre Manager will be in direct contact to inform you of any local exposure. If your child is a direct contact you should monitor closely for symptoms. If you do not receive an email, your child has not been exposed. If you have any questions, you should contact your Centre Manager.