Staying safe and having holiday fun

April 2020

CatholicCare’s Children’s Services vacation care programs have been popular with families around Tasmania during the COVID-19 outbreak, with enrolments increasing across the April school holidays.

“We’ve been offering all our usual services but adding extra protocols to make sure we take into account all of the social distancing and hygiene requirements that will help our families and staff stay safe, and comply with government health guidelines,” said Children’s Services General Manager, Andrea Guiver.

Most of the CatholicCare Children’s Services are located at schools, so there are ovals and outdoor areas offering plenty of safe opportunities for fun.

“We’ve been enjoying a lot of time outside in the fresh air with activities that allowed the children to space themselves apart so they weren’t in close contact with one another.

“We already have good practice around hygiene, but we have upped it to the next level to ensure safety for everyone. All our surfaces and resources are continually cleaned, including light switches and screens. Our families are all provided with hand sanitiser.

“While many aspects of people’s lives are changed while this outbreak continues, we wanted to deliver a service to families that allowed their children to relax and enjoy their school holidays,” Andrea said.

All of CatholicCare’s Children’s Services will be open AND FREE in Term Two, including before school, after school and vacation care. Look at our full list of services here: https://catholiccaretas.org.au/services/childcare-service

“We’re already putting our programs together for the next holidays – we’re just waiting to see if we’ll be able to have excursions by then,” said Andrea.

To find out about places at any of our children’s services, please call 1300 119 455, email ccs.admin@aohtas.org.au or use the My Family Lounge app.

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Staying safe and having holiday fun

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CatholicCare’s Children’s Services vacation care programs have been popular with families around Tasmania during the COVID-19 outbreak, with enrolments increasing across the April school holidays.

“We’ve been offering all our usual services but adding extra protocols to make sure we take into account all of the social distancing and hygiene requirements that will help our families and staff stay safe, and comply with government health guidelines,” said Children’s Services General Manager, Andrea Guiver.

Most of the CatholicCare Children’s Services are located at schools, so there are ovals and outdoor areas offering plenty of safe opportunities for fun.

“We’ve been enjoying a lot of time outside in the fresh air with activities that allowed the children to space themselves apart so they weren’t in close contact with one another.

“We already have good practice around hygiene, but we have upped it to the next level to ensure safety for everyone. All our surfaces and resources are continually cleaned, including light switches and screens. Our families are all provided with hand sanitiser.

“While many aspects of people’s lives are changed while this outbreak continues, we wanted to deliver a service to families that allowed their children to relax and enjoy their school holidays,” Andrea said.

All of CatholicCare’s Children’s Services will be open AND FREE in Term Two, including before school, after school and vacation care. Look at our full list of services here: https://catholiccaretas.org.au/services/childcare-service

“We’re already putting our programs together for the next holidays – we’re just waiting to see if we’ll be able to have excursions by then,” said Andrea.

To find out about places at any of our children’s services, please call 1300 119 455, email ccs.admin@aohtas.org.au or use the My Family Lounge app.