Dear Parents & Caregivers,

PLEASE FIND IMPORTANT UPDATED INFORMATION & ADVICE REGARDING CORONAVIRUS

To ensure the continued health and wellbeing of our students, staff and school community, the following update is provided in relation to COVID-19 (previously referred to as Novel Coronavirus):

  • Any student or staff member who has been in, or transited through, mainland China (not just Hubei province) or has been in Iran is excluded from work, school or child care services for 14 days from the date they left mainland China or Iran (as the COVID-19 incubation period can be as long as two weeks).

  • Any confirmed case of COVID-19 will be excluded until they are medically cleared to return.

  • Close contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19 will be excluded for 14 days since last contact with the confirmed case.

  • Students and staff who have returned to Australia from mainland China or Iran more than 14 days ago and have shown no symptoms are able to return to school.

Staff and students unwell with respiratory illness should remain at home until symptoms resolve. If any student becomes unwell, we will follow the advice provided by the NSW Ministry of Health as appropriate. Further information on COVID-19 is also available from NSW Health.

Practising Good Hygiene

As a reminder, hand washing is the single most effective way to reduce the spread of germs that cause respiratory disease. Hand washing and drying is a simple, effective way to reduce transmission and it is encouraged that people use disposable tissues and cover their mouth when coughing.