The new edition is now called: Staying Healthy: Preventing infectious diseases in early childhood education and care services (5th Edition). The new guide was launched by Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, and Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care, Kate Ellis.
Until the start of the new check, the current check continues. From 15 June 2013, child-related workers can apply for a Check and employers can register for the new system. Application forms and instructions on how to apply will be published on the Commission for Children and Young People’s website on 15 June 2013.
For more information around:
Go to: www.newcheck.kids.nsw.gov.auIf you have additional questions – email@example.com and/or phone: 02 9286 7276
Education and care services must now keep children’s immunisation history statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register for at least 3 years after the child leaves the service. This is an increase from the previous requirement for 2 years.
Two new diseases have been added to the list of diseases that services need to notify the Public Health Unit about. The new diseases are Haemophilus Influenza type b (Hib) and meningococcal disease. These diseases are vaccine preventable diseases.
Contact details for your local Public Health Unit – www.health.nsw.gov.au/publichealth/infectious/phus.asp
The correct version is dated 9 December 2011 and can be downloaded from www.acecqa.gov.au.