Last week parents received communication from our Executive Director, Mr Greg Whitby, guided by the NSW Health Department about some new COVID-19 protocols.
Staff and students do not attend school or work if they are unwell.
· Each student or staff member who is absent from school or who has been sent home due to flu like symptoms must be tested
Students or staff members must not return to school or work until they return a negative COVID-19 result and are symptom free
- Schools must sight the negative COVID-19 test result prior to allowing students and staff to return to school i.e. NSW Health or COVID-19 Testing Center correspondence (SMS or email or hard copy) and/or a medical certificate must be provided to the school and a record of this kept by the school
- Schools should limit activities to year groups whenever possible. Where schools operate in stage groups, students are expected to stay within these groupings as far as possible.
How we at St Andrew’s will manage the new guidelines
Information was sent home as a letter and has also been placed on our facebook page and skoolbag.
Parents will be asked to email results to school prior to the children returning– firstname.lastname@example.org and if you are unable to upload the clearance notification / text message / letter, parents will need to bring a hard copy to the office with the children. Under no circumstances are the children able to have contact with anyone in the playground or classroom until we sight the negative test results.
Parents need to be aware that staff, including relief teachers, follow the same protocols.
STUDENTS WHO HAVE FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS MUST BE TESTED AND ISOLATE AT HOME. WHEN A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER HAS FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS, STUDENTS DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL UNTIL THAT FAMILY MEMBER HAS BEEN CLEARED WITH A NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST RESULTS