Child Australia Lockridge and Meningococcal disease

Published on 27 December 2019

A child from the Child Australia Lockridge child care centre is currently recovering after being diagnosed with meningococcal serogroup W disease.

While meningococcal disease is an uncommon illness and bacteria are not easily spread from person-to-person, children and staff who were in close contact with the child are being provided clearance antibiotics as a precaution.

Children and staff who attended the centre between 16 and 20 December 2019 and fit into one of the groups listed below are asked to contact the Department of Health to arrange their precautionary clearance antibiotics:

· Spent two full days or more in the kindy room, or
· Had 20+ hours cumulative contact with children in the kindy room; this includes children and staff in other rooms who were at the centre from 7-9am and/or 4-6pm when children of all ages come together.

Contact the Department of Health contact us page.

Learn more about meningococcal disease.