Playgroup Guidelines for COVID-19



The following guidelines have been set by the Playgroup Association of NT to ensure all community playgroups within the Northern Territory can re-open as safely as possible.


 Please adhere to the following: 


  • The Playgroup Coordinator must have completed the COVID-19 online training course
  • All playgroup sessions are strictly 2 hours in duration – this includes setting up, packing up and cleaning
  • Maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres
  • Attendance sheet must be completed with contact details of every family attending. Completed attendance sheets must be sent through to Playgroup NT after each session. This can be done simply by taking a photo of it and emailing it through to
  • Please ensure you have the correct session fee amount to avoid handling money
  • Playgroup NT memberships to be completed online at
  • Outside play where possible as this limits the number of people inside
  • No shared food. Bring your own lunch boxes and water bottles
  • Limited activities – at this stage playgroups are for socialising purposes only
  • Bring your own baby mat and own toys if they are at mouthing and chewing stage
  • Hand hygiene – use hand washing facilities / sanitiser / disposable hand towels
  • All toys to be cleaned with surface wipes at the end of each playgroup session
  • Wipe down surfaces including door handles with surface wipes at the end of each playgroup
  • Supply disposable cups for coffee, encourage parents/carers to bring their own cup
  • Stay away from playgroup if you or your children are feeling unwell


 Regular updates will be available through our Facebook page alternatively you can check our website at


If you have any further questions please email or phone the office on (08) 8945 7775, 9am – 2pm Mon – Fri




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