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COVID-19 UPDATE

How can you help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

QEC is working hard to contribute to minimising the spread and impact of COVID-19, by asking everyone to:
•   Practice good hand hygiene and wash hands often;
•   Avoid touching your face;
•   Cough and sneeze into your elbow;
•   Stay at home if unwell;
•   Postpone non urgent meetings or gatherings.

 

Can you still access QEC services?

QEC is committed to continuing our services during this situation. However, in order to protect all families, we have commenced the following (in line with the Government recommendations):

 If you have:
•   Returned from any overseas travel in the past 14 days OR 
•   Experienced COVID-19 symptoms (whether having travelled overseas or not) OR
•   Direct contact with person diagnosed with COVID-19;
The following precautions will be followed:
I.   You are unable to be admitted to any QEC program (for 14 days after return to Australia);
II.  You will need to self-isolate - and seek appropriate medical attention;
III. We may ask you to provide medical clearance when recovered and ready to come to QEC (if you have tested positive for COVID-19).

 

Where can you get further support or advice?
This may be a stressful time for you and your family. You can access support and information from the following:
•   Any person suspecting they may have the coronavirus disease can also call the Coronavirus Hotline (24 hours, 7 days) on 1800 675 398;
•   Further information about the Victorian situation can be found here: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/
•   For national updates, go to: https://www.health.gov.au/news/latest-information-about-novel-coronavirus

 

We thank you for your understanding.

QEC’s Reconciliation Action Plan

QEC is proud to present our first Reconciliation Action Plan – a formal commitment to reconciliation that recognises the strength, diversity and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and their families. In looking to the future, we acknowledge the past and seek to better understand and respect the histories, cultures and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. QEC recognises that improved outcomes in health and well-being can only be achieved if effective and respectful partnerships are established with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations. QEC believes that it is the right of every child to be immersed in their culture - including family, community, cultural practices and identity - and to maintain their distinctive spiritual, material and economic relationship with the land and waters with which they have connection under traditional laws and customs. Reconciliation Action Plan

New Strategic Plan for QEC

Over the past 12 months, the QEC Board worked hard to develop a new Strategic Plan to guide and support our work over the next 3-year horizon.

We have strengthened our commitment to inspiring confident, capable communities that enable children to experience the best start in life. Four key directions shape our work:

I.          Children, Families & Communities: infants, children, families and their communities are at the centre of everything we do;

II.          Leadership & Collaboration: our leadership and partnerships ensure all children are afforded the best start in life;

III.          Sustainability: we are able to provide enduring support to families now and into the future;

IV.          People & Culture: our people are essential to providing, innovative, high quality care that enables children to thrive. Our new Strategic Plan can be found here

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