Schools, childcare and camps

Updated January 20, 2022

Guidance for Return to School and Day Care after Travel

Day Cares

All day cares are now open, but must ensure they are following the COVID-19 Guidance for Day Care Centre and Day Care Providers

Day Care Guidance for Parents.


COVID-19 Guidance for School Settings


COVID-19 Guidance for Schools & Childcare Facilities

Social gatherings and distancing guidance 

Screening occurs before a child enters school. The following guidance provides information on how the temperature for children, staff and teachers should be taken: Temperature Screening Guidance.

Guidance for Minibuses and Public Buses for dedicated school runs

Student 7-day Pass

Children 5-11 year old may be eligible for a Student 7-day Pass.This pass will allow them to dine indoors with their parents or guardians who have SafeKeys and attend youth sporting and recreational activity that requires a SafeKey.

A Student 7-day pass will be issued to students who meet criteria below:

  1. The student is enrolled in a school testing program
  2. The student is between the age of 5 to 11yrs on the date of the test
  3. The student test result is negative


If the school testing program is based on lab-verified tests, the 7-day pass will be issued by email from the lab along with the negative test result.

If the school testing program is based on antigen tests conducted at home and reported by the parent or guardian to the school, the school will issue the 7-day pass upon receipt of the negative test result from the parent or guardian.

Caring for a child or staff who develops symptoms of COVID-19 in a child care setting (Thermal Monitoring)

The educational or child care setting must ensure, and implement effectively, policies for the care of children who become unwell and maintain their physical and mental health, and emotional wellbeing. 

The Care of a child or staff who develops symptoms of COVID-19 (Thermal Monitoring) whilst in an educational or child care setting outlines the steps that must be taken if this occurs.

Nannies and Babysitters

Nanny Guidance

Nanny Guidance (Filipino)


Guidance for Camp Operators

Ministry of Health Approved Camps Summer 2021

Ministry of Health Approved Camps October Mid-Term 2021.pdf

Approved Camps List to Dec. 13, 2021.pdf*Please note that this list is updated every week*




Licenced Day Care Centres


Kids Wash Your Hands PSA