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Dear students, parents and caregivers
As the situation in regard to COVID-19 continues to evolve, the department continues planning and operating in accordance with advice from SA Health to support the safety and wellbeing of staff, students and the broader community.

Current advice on self-isolation and staying at home
In-line with Commonwealth advice, students are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days if:

  • you have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • you have had close contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • you have arrived from overseas travel from any country (as of midnight Sunday 15 March 2020).
Stay home if you are sick
It is important that students who are unwell stay at home and recover to avoid the spread of winter illnesses (not just COVID-19). If a student becomes unwell with flu-like symptoms, parents/carers will be contacted immediately.

Hygiene standards
Personal hygiene and the hygiene standards in our schools are critical to reducing the risk of infection. Remember to:
  • wash hands regularly, particularly after using the toilet and before eating
  • avoid spreading infections to others by staying home if you are unwell
  • cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue
The department is working closely with SA Health to ensure we have access to the latest advice on how to keep our staff, our students and community safe.

You can also call the government's coronavirus health information line on 1800 020 080. The line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Kind regards

Eva Kannis-Torry
Wednesday, 18 March 2020