Updates for Schools published in April 2020 on COVID-19
30 April – Need a plan to return to to classroom based learning? Check out our example (also available below)
29 April – The Commonwealth Education Minister has offered to bring forward the July instalment of recurrent funding, details here.
28 April – The Commonwealth Government has released research it commissioned on the potential effect of remote learning on vulnerable students, see our Briefing.
26 April – The study of the experience in NSW schools in relation to COVID-19 has been released, details in our Briefing.
25 April – The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) has released UPDATED ADVICE to to reduce even further the relatively low risk of COVID-19 transmission in schools.
25 April – A set of National COVID-19 safe workplace principles have been released, see our Briefing.
20 April – the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package- Exceptional Circumstance Supplementary Payment, criteria have been updated to support ELCs associated with independent schools, details in our Briefing.
20 April – Support for families seeking to get connected to the nbn has been announced, see our Briefing.
16 April – The National Cabinet has released a series of principles to guide the ongoing provision of education across the remainder of the year, see our Briefing.
11 April – Questions and answers from the CSA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Board Members Videoconference held 9 April 2020 are available here.
10 April – the Education Minister has announced the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package- Exceptional Circumstance Supplementary Payment, details in our Briefing.
9 April – the Education Minister has introduced new COVID-19 related requirements for schools as outlined in our Briefing.
9 April – Changes have been made to the Fair Work Act and modern awards to assist in dealing with coronavirus, see our Briefing for details.
7 April – the Commonwealth Minister for Education has confirmed that the Education Council meeting today has agreed that Year 12 students will be awarded an ATAR this year and that there will not be any extension to their years of study. More details are in our Briefing.
7 April – the ATO has announced new arrangements for claiming a tax deduction for working from home expenses, details in our Briefing.
7 April – resources from the eSafety Commissioner updated for the COVID-19 context can be accessed in our Briefing.
7 April – our Briefing on the Government’s JobKeeper Payment scheme has been further updated to reflect the latest changes for schools.
6 April – The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee statement about COVID-19 in children and early childhood and learning centres was published today, see here.
6 April – our Briefing on the Government’s JobKeeper Payment scheme has been updated to reflect the latest changes for charities.
3 April – our Briefing on Regulatory and Compliance Changes in response to COVID-19 has been updated for the 3 April temporary regulatory relief in relation to Governance Standards 1 and 5 and External Conducts Standards 1 and 2 announced by the ACNC.
3 April – Questions and answers from the CSA / Resolve Consulting Coronavirus (COVID-19) Videoconference held 1 April 2020 are available here.
2 April – The Government has announced a new support package for the early childhood sector, see our Briefing.