We did it! COVID Relief announced for OOSH!

BREAKING NEWS – COVID Financial Relief tailored to OOSH

40% of Pre-lockdown revenue to be paid to OOSH Services in lockdown 

We did it!

Together we are strong!

The largest tailored support package for the OOSH Sector has been announced. This follows Network’s calls for Government to provide exactly this support, and our advocacy efforts at all levels of government. We want to extend our thanks not only to the Australian Government for announcing this measure, but also to the OOSH Services that have made this possible. Payments will be contingent on services:

  • expecting attendance below 50 per cent
  • waiving gap fees for all families whose children are not attending
  • maintaining staffing levels
  • agreeing to a fee freeze for the duration of support
  • not accessing other Commonwealth Government funded supports

We understand that you have questions regarding the detail of this support package. This announcement has only been made this afternoon (23 August) and details will be forthcoming. Continue to check your emails for more information from Network about how this will apply to you. See the press release here:

Press Release

Network’s Advocacy in Action!

What has been achieved for the OOSH Sector to date?

✔ 40% of pre-COVID revenue support paid directly to Services

✔ Additional Allowable Absences for families during lockdown

✔ Ability to waive the gap fee

✔ Waive rent for OOSHs in Public Schools

✔ Expand JobSaver reference period to a comparison date in Term 2

✔ Prioritise OOSH workers for COVID-19 vaccines in select LGAs

✔ Support package for OOSHs with concerns for their ongoing viability (NSW Department of Education Viability Grant)

Our advocacy is ongoing. We know that no two OOSH Services are the same, and we are working to ensure that EVERY OOSH is given support based on their needs.

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