Coronavirus COVID19 Update

The Y will be updating this page as new information comes in. We are working with our Council partners and the State Government, with all actions taken in accordance to the decisions made by Queensland Health.
As directed by the Queensland Government, some of our children’s services within the Greater Brisbane 3-day lockdown areas remain open for children of essential workers.

Early Learning Centres
Centre Date Infomation
YMCA Acacia Ridge Early Learning Centre 8 Jan 2021 - 11 Jan 2021 Open to children of essential workers only.
YMCA Sunshine Coast University Hospital Early Learning Centre 8 Jan 2021 - 11 Jan 2021 Normal operation due to outside restriction areas.
Family Day Care
Centre Date Infomation
YMCA Family Day Care Brisbane 8 Jan 2021 - 11 Jan 2021 Open to children of essential workers only.
YMCA Family Day Care Gold Coast 8 Jan 2021 - 11 Jan 2021 Normal operation due to outside restriction areas.
Outside School Hours Care - North Brisbane
Centre Date Infomation
Albany Creek 8 Jan 2021 - 11 Jan 2021 Open to children of essential workers only.
Ashgrove As above As above
Bald Hills As above As above
Boondall As above As above
Bray Park As above As above
Brighton As above As above
Dakabin As above As above
Enoggera As above As above
Grovely As above As above
Hilder Road As above As above
Kedron As above As above
Kurwongbah As above As above
Mitchelton As above As above
Norris Road As above As above
Rainworth As above As above
Sandgate As above As above
Strathpine As above As above
St Paul's As above As above
The Gap As above As above
Virginia As above As above
Outside School Hours Care - South Brisbane
Centre Date Infomation
Berrinba East 8 Jan 2021 - 11 Jan 2021 Open to children of essential workers only.
Catswood Hills As above As above
Edens Landing As above As above
Loganholme As above As above
Marsden As above As above
Park Ridge As above As above
Rochedale South As above As above
Seven Hills As above As above
Upper Mt Gravatt As above As above
Warrigal Road As above As above
Whites Hill As above As above
Outside School Hours Care - West Brisbane
Centre Date Infomation
Camira 8 Jan 2021 - 11 Jan 2021 Open to children of essential workers only.
Peak Crossing As above As above
Springfield Lakes As above As above
Outside School Hours Care - Gold Coast
Centre Date Infomation
Benowa 8 Jan 2021 - 11 Jan 2021 Normal operation due to outside restriction areas.
Helensvale As above As above
Flagstone As above As above
Gainsborough As above As above
Merrimac As above As above
Musgrave Hill As above As above
Varsity College As above As above
Outside School Hours Care - Sunshine Coast
Centre Date Infomation
Currimundi 8 Jan 2021 - 11 Jan 2021 Normal operation due to outside restriction areas.
Palmview As above As above
Outside School Hours Care - Darling Downs (Toowoomba)
Centre Date Infomation
Darling Heights 8 Jan 2021 - 11 Jan 2021 Normal operation due to outside restriction areas.
For those facilities that remain open, there will be a limit of one person per four square metres in indoor spaces, and all persons over the age of 12 years will be required to wear a mask. Each venue will monitor the number of people present to ensure social distancing is enforced. We will assist and encourage staff, guests, parents, and students to practice social distancing where possible. During this time, we are continuing with rigid hygiene practices.

What is the Y doing to reduce the risk?

The Y is closely monitoring the situation and adhering to Australian and Queensland Government advice in relation to Novel Coronavirus.

The Y is also following its regular Covid-19 health and safety practices regarding cleaning of equipment, bathrooms and change rooms and our food handling procedures. This includes regular cleaning of equipment and toys. We will also be undertaking additional cleaning and disinfecting of high contact surfaces.

In the instance of a confirmed case at one of our centres, we will need to close for a period to allow QLD Health to assess the situation and to perform contact tracing as required to identify people and students who may have come in contact with the COVID-19 virus.

Specialised cleaning of the facility will take place if necessary before re-opening.

What do I need to do?

Anyone who has been in the below locations during the relevant time periods, regardless of whether they have symptoms is asked to get tested and isolate until their results are received.
Date Place Suburb Arrival Departure
Saturday January 2 Train from Atlandi station to Roma St Sunnybank 7:00am -
Saturday January 2 Train from Central Station to Atlandi Brisbane City 4:00pm -
Sunday January 3 Woolworths Calamvale North Calamvale 11:00am 12:00pm
Tuesday January 5 Coles Sunnybank Hills Sunnybank 7:30am 8:00am
Nextra Sunnybank Hills Newsagent Coles Sunnybank Hills Sunnybank 8:00am 8:15am

You can access the contact tracing alert page on the QLD Government’s website at the following location - https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/contact-tracing

As per usual health and wellness guidance, we ask members, students and visitors who are unwell with respiratory illness should seek medical advice and remain at home until symptoms resolve.

We also ask that all members, students and visitors take the precautions advised by the public health experts including:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – dispose of tissue immediately and wash hands.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough (stay more than 1.5 meters away).

Further Updates

We will continue to provide updates via our social media pages including Facebook and Instagram. We will update this information as circumstances change on our websites and via emails.

Where can I get more information?

More information about Novel Coronavirus can be found at the following websites:
  • www.health.gov.au/resources
  • www.health.gov.au/news/events
  • www.smartraveller.gov.au
  • www.who.int