Advice to parents: novel coronavirus

Written by Michaela Brighella. Posted in Latest Notices/Forms - Archive, Timeline

In light of the recent developments in relation to Novel Coronavirus we wanted to provide parents and carers with an update.  

Please view the Novel Coronavirus schools and families update here.

In accordance with current advice, children should not attend school if they:

  • Have been told by Public Health to stay in home isolation;
  • Have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus; or
  • Have left or transited through mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan) or Iran in the last 14 days.

In each of these cases, the child must be isolated at home for 14 days from the date of the event. Any unwell child should also not attend school.

Please note that this advice is changing frequently as new cases are discovered. To keep up to date with latest advice visit www.health.gov.au.

It’s important that students and staff continue to practice good hygiene to prevent the spread of colds and infection. Transmission of infections can be reduced by 80% simply by regular washing of hands.

Should you have any concerns about this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me via email jlambert@smc.tas.edu.au or phone 03 61082560.

We pray for those who have been affected by this virus.

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