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COVID-Smart Measures 2023

We are continuing our COVID-smart measures into 2023.

While the community continues to transition towards living with COVID-19, NSW Health advised that the unpredictable nature of the virus will continue to present a health risk to the community, with new waves of transmission expected this year. Our school will continue to operate with baseline COVID-smart measures in place this term to minimise transmission. These include a combination of layered safety measures, such as:

  • Staying home if unwell and test for COVID-19 if showing any symptoms

  • Boosted day cleaning of high-touch areas in our schools

  • Strongly encouraging masks to be worn by all students, staff and visitors, particularly when indoors or outdoors when physical distancing is difficult to maintain

  • Strongly encouraging up-to-date vaccinations for our staff and students, including COVID-19 booster shots for anyone eligible

  • Maintaining natural ventilation with windows and doors open whenever possible, including when cooling/heating systems are in use

  • Continuing to provide RATs and other hygiene products to schools free of charge.

In certain circumstances, NSW Health and the Department of Education may recommend that additional COVID-smart measures be temporarily reintroduced at our school. We will provide further details of any changes to COVID-smart measures at our school, if and when required.

Please continue to notify our school if your child tests positive to COVID-19 as we will continue to regularly notify the school community of any known positive cases, to prioritise student and staff safety and wellbeing. Although no longer mandatory, NSW Health recommends you register your result with Service NSW; this helps you to access medical support from NSW Health, including antiviral medicines, if you're eligible.

For further information about the COVID-smart measures in place this term, refer to Advice for families.

Non-COVID-19 vaccinations reminder from NSW Health

Due to the ongoing pandemic and stay-at-home orders in previous years, NSW Health have noted that some children and young people have missed out on the non-COVID school-based vaccination programs that they would have otherwise taken part in. The department would like to remind parents and carers to make sure that all of their child’s vaccinations are up-to-date, including other non-COVID vaccinations. If you are unsure about whether your child has missed any vaccinations, speak to your GP or go to NSW Health’s Immunisation requirements in primary and secondary schools.

Parents and carers who have children with persistent or ongoing symptoms of COVID-19 are encouraged to have these assessed by their local health care professional. These symptoms may be related to other illnesses that require treatment and management by a doctor.

For more information on vaccinations refer to Vaccination requirements for school sites or the Australian Governments COVID-19 vaccines.

On behalf of our school, I want to thank you for your support in helping to keep our students, staff and community safe. I’d also like to wish all our students and their families a happy and healthy start to the year.


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