Up until last week, I was a big fan of yours. Up until last week, you had my full support. But then this email landed in my inbox…
“There have been a significant number of cases in Early Childhood Education and Care Services, so parents and carers across the state are strongly encouraged to keep their children at home, unless they need to be at those services.”
Gladys, please clarify a few things for us now panic-stricken parents of toddlers:
Side note: The things you never say in 2021. Post continues below.
What number is a “significant” number? Is it more or less significant than the number of cases being transmitted across all the construction sites / department stores / gardening centres / fast food restaurants in NSW that seem to be more essential than childcare?
Is the number as significant in, say, Bega on the far south coast (currently no active COVID cases) as it is in Merrylands in Sydney’s west (a hot spot)?
How strongly are you encouraging us to keep our children at home?
Strongly enough that you will pay our amazing childcare workers Job Keeper?
Strongly enough that you’ll guarantee our centres can financially survive this and will be available to our children once we open up again?