In as little as 5 minutes, the temperature in a vehicle can reach dangerous levels. Leaving children unattended in a vehicle can result in serious injury or death and it only takes one shortcut on safety to have devastating, lifelong consequences.
We encourage all families and early learning (childcare) services to create a 'Look Before You Lock' routine to help lower the risk of unintentionally leaving a child in a vehicle. From 1 October 2020, all early childhood education and care services that transport children must have a specific written transport policy and procedure in place following recent changes to the National Regulations.
Visit the Queensland Government Early Childhood Education and Care web page for more information.