In order to ensure effective contact tracing of any COVID - 19 cases, early childhood services are required to use the Victorian Government’s Service Victoria QR Codes for electronic record keeping.
QR code check-ins will be required for all visitors who enter ECEC buildings and indoor spaces, including:
- all visitors, including contractors, external staff and building and maintenance staff
- all parents and carers.
- QR code check-ins will not be required for service staff or children.
The requirement for QR code check-ins will have implications for the drop-off and pick-up of children. Multiple QR code locations should be identified and used to ensure parents and carers are able to check in safely.
Under Public Health Directions, services must ensure a record of all visitors and parents who attend the premises is collected, via:
- display of the Service Victoria QR Code
- signage to promote additional check-in requirements
- systems to ensure those who don’t have smartphones or are otherwise unable to use the QR code can also be recorded
The QR code does not replace the usual sign-in and sign-out processes.
All ECEC services are required to have QR codes in place as soon as possible, an enforcement amnesty is in place until 24 June 2021. This will continue until further notice.
For more information and to set up QR Codes at your service, please click the following: Early Childhood education and Care COVID-19 QR Codes