Child care services in extended lockdown in the Australian Capital Territory are eligible for a range of support from the Australian Government.
The ACT Government announced on 31 August the current lockdown will be extended until 17 September.
Details about the lockdown are available on the ACT Government COVID-19 response website.
Also, on 1 September the Australian Government extended the current Commonwealth Hotspot for the ACT.
During the lockdown child care services can remain open only for staff, vulnerable children and the children whose parents or carers cannot work from home.
Support during lockdown
Child care services in the ACT are eligible for a range of government support during the COVID-19 lockdown.
All services in the ACT are eligible for business continuity payments if they meet conditions. Providers must accept their offer by Friday 3 September to receive the first fortnightly payment.
All services in the ACT can waive gap fees.
All services in the ACT can access additional allowable absences.