PARENTS are under a lot of pressure at the moment and it's crucial for them to continue to have access to childcare, particularly those working on the frontline during this crisis.
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This will also provide funding certainty during an unpredictable time, ensuring preschool teachers and educators can be confident they will remain employed.
Parents in NSW will not have to pay preschool fees for up to six months thanks to a $51 million funding package announced by the NSW Government.
The NSW Government has also committed up to $82 million to support 260 council childcare centres which are not eligible for the JobKeeper payments.
This will provide financial relief to families during the pandemic and ensure childcare centres remain viable into the future.
This fund will keep people in jobs and support the sector beyond this health crisis.
DOCTORS can prescribe medicines via email or fax from April 17, making it more convenient for patients to access medications from their pharmacists during this period.
These changes are designed to make accessing your medications easier and safer, particularly for those in the community with chronic conditions.
It ensures people with lower immune systems will not need to go to the doctor's surgery in person and can get their script entirely through a telehealth appointment.
Community pharmacists and their staff are working tirelessly to put patients' needs first, often under stressful conditions.
NSW Health is also addressing the availability of prescription and over-the-counter medicines by introducing limits to ensure equitable access. Pharmacists are also able to dispense certain medications without a prescription and can stay open 24/7.
Families can also take advantage of an initiative announced earlier this year, enabling pharmacists to administer flu vaccines to anyone over 10 years of age.
THE NSW Government will provide $5000 per kilometre to help pay for the materials needed to rebuild existing boundary fences bordering public lands damaged in the devastating bushfires over summer.
The NSW Government has committed $209 million to support landholders to rebuild essential boundary fences destroyed by recent bushfires in the region.
The new Supporting Our Neighbours Project will help cover the cost of rebuilding boundary fences shared by private and public land managers, while supporting local farmers and businesses to recover.
Apply for the program via 1300 778 080 or online via www.lls.nsw.gov.au.
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