UPDATE: BUNDOORA SERVICE REMAINS CLOSED
On the 25th of July, Niño Early Learning Adventures advised our valued families at our Niño ELA – Bundoora Service that the centre would remain closed after we were advised of further cases amongst staff.
Our number one priority remains the health, safety and wellbeing of your children in our care, our families, our staff and the wider community.
The Company Managers and Centre Management Team continue to work closely with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to ensure all the appropriate steps are followed, including providing the Department of Health and Human Services with close contacts.
Further testing is being undertaken to determine whether there may be other undetected cases of COVID-19 linked to our Bundoora centre.
We have continued to keep families updated on this and we advised families on Saturday 25th July that DHHS had asked that children who attended the Bundoora facility between 6th and 17th July 2020, who have NOT been considered a close contact, undergo a COVID-19 test as soon as possible.
These children did not need to be in quarantine for 14 days, they were just required to have a one-off COVID-test. Of course, if any children/family members in this group are symptomatic, they should isolate at home while awaiting their test result.
We assure everyone that we are working with all relevant authorities necessary and will advise families when there is any further departmental advice required for our families and staff.
If families have any further questions or are unsure of the steps or guidelines in relation to being deemed in close contact or the recommendations around self-isolation and testing, please visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or call the DHHS Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.
Information about our broad response to COVID-19 and any latest updates can be found at our COVID-19 Info Hub at ninoela.com.au/covid-19-infohub/.
We thank everyone for their continued support and patience during this difficult time.
Niño Early Learning Adventures Management