Coronavirus & Exclusion period for unwell children

2.2.2020 UPDATE:

Parents/ carers of students should ensure that any student returning from mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) who was in mainland China on or after Saturday 1 February 2020 is isolated at home and should not attend school until 14 days after they were last in mainland China.

This only applies to students who were in mainland China on or after 1 February 2020.

The existing advice remains that parents/guardians/carers of students should ensure that any student is isolated at home and should not attend school for 14 days:

following exposure to any confirmed novel coronavirus case; or

·         after leaving Hubei Province.

The Commonwealth has also advised that: “additional border measures will be implemented to deny entry to Australia to people who have left or transited through mainland China from 1 February 2020, with the exception of Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family and air crews who have been using appropriate personal protective equipment”.

With the Coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Education have sent out the attached fact sheet for families.

For your information we have attached the Exclusions table to the bottom of the fact sheet for when a child is unwell.

If students present to first aid during the school day for vomiting, loose bowl movements or fevers they are required to stay home from school for at least 24 hours after the last motion/fever spike.

29.1.2020 UPDATE:

All students and staff members who have travelled to Hubei Province, China, are advised to stay at home and avoid public settings, including attendance at schools and early learning centres, until 14 days after last being in Hubei province, China.

29th January 2020 - Coronavirus Information - UPDATED

Parent Information - Coronavirus Information
Coronavirus Info - Exclusions Sheet