As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life in Australia, the added stress and uncertainty on the potential impacts on parenting arrangements for separated parents is ongoing during these unprecedented times.
The short answer is that if you have Court Orders they are still legally binding during the pandemic. However, parents may need to adopt a degree of flexibility in some circumstances.
For example, if a changeover is to occur at school but the school is closed, then the Court’s view is that the parents should work together to find a suitable alternate changeover location. This would therefore be a reasonable concession to make under the circumstances.