Dear Families,

We have been advised that a Year 2 student at the school is considered infectious based on their contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19). We are currently working through the next steps with SA Health.

As the student concerned was present at school on Thursday 12 November and Friday 13 November and attended assembly on Friday, SA Health has advised that all students and staff present at assembly will need to self-isolate for 14 days and the school will be closed for this period.  I will further communicate with you by email or text the exact timing of any return to school.  I will also communicate with you separately concerning maintaining the continuity of learning through remote learning once the situation has been clarified.

If you have any concerns about your own health, please contact your local doctor.

I wish to be clear about the current steps:

  1. Staff and Students are asked to stay at home and self-isolate while SA Health undertakes contact tracing.
  2. SA Health will advise any student or staff directly if they are required to take any further action.
  3. Any person who is unwell or symptomatic is asked to get tested.

We are continuing to work closely with CESA and SA Health to monitor and respond to developments and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff as expediently as possible. Please keep in mind that we are working through the information as it comes to hand. If you have any urgent or specific questions or concerns outside of the immediate information in this email, please contact me via email.

Maintaining good hygiene standards is an important way to reduce the risk of acquiring and spreading respiratory infections. We ask everyone to promote good hygiene including handwashing with soap, as it is the single most effective way to reduce the spread of germs that cause respiratory disease.

Information concerning COVID-19 can be found at SA Health.

Specific information about self-isolation is also on the SA Health website.

We pray for health and wellbeing of those affected by this outbreak and reassure you that the safety and welfare of the community is of the utmost importance to us.

Regards,

KERRY WHITE

PRINCIPAL