Some services are having difficulty ordering food and essential items from their usual food supplier. This could be mainly due to widespread public fear of the Coronavirus and the potential periods of isolation and lockdowns.

In South Granville, NSW, a 33-year-old man has been recently charged for allegedly claiming almost $100,000 in false childcare subsidy payments.

The following FAQ's were developed and responded to by Early Childhood Australia for all services currently opened. Questions answered include, if a child/parent has coronavirus what steps does a service have to take, what happens during forced closure, charging families who choose to keep child at home, how often should children be cleaning hands and more.

In Melbourne’s north-east, both parents of a child who attends a childcare centre tested positive to the coronavirus yet the childcare centre remains open.

If childcare centres shut down due to the coronavirus, parents will not have to pay childcare fees. Centres will not claim Child Care Subsidy and since child care isn't able to be offered to families, they must not be charged fees.