We hope you and your families enjoyed the Easter break.

There have been some important changes to COVID-19 measures for schools that are now in effect.

Face masks

Face masks are no longer required in any school setting except in the case of a household contact attending school. Any student or staff member who chooses to wear a mask may do so.

Household contacts

Students and staff who are household contacts of a COVID-19 case are no longer required to quarantine. They may return to school as long as they continue to receive a negative rapid antigen test result 5 times across a 7-day time frame. They are also required to wear a face mask for the 5 days they will be attending school while the household case is isolating. If a positive result is returned during this time, then they will be required to isolate for 7 days and families need to inform the school.

Rapid antigen test screening requirements

The rapid antigen testing regime of twice weekly recommended tests is continuing for the first 4 weeks of term two. The school has provided all staff and students with sufficient rapid antigen tests to cover the first two weeks of this term and we are expecting another delivery to arrive to cover weeks 3 and 4.

The government is yet to make any announcement about testing requirements beyond the first 4 weeks of term 2.

If a student or staff member does test positive and has completed their 7-day isolation, they now do not need to undertake rapid antigen test screening for 12 weeks after their release from isolation. This was previously eight weeks.

We look forward to another positive and uninterrupted term of school. Please do not hesitate to make contact with us if you have any questions or concerns regarding the information presented in this letter.

Kind Regards

Paul Clohesy, Principal

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