Updated Advice for Schools regarding the Corona virus

Dear members of the College community,

As you may be aware, the situation regarding the emerging outbreak of Corona virus has continued to evolve.

The Commonwealth’s Chief Medical Officer and Victoria’s Chief Health Officer have recommended a stronger precautionary approach to managing Corona virus for travelers returned from mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) from February 1st 2020

This recommendation is that parents/guardians/carers should ensure that any student returning from mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) who was in mainland China on or after 1 February 2020 is isolated at home and should not attend school until 14 days after they were last in mainland China. This recommendation does not apply retrospectively. It applies only to students who were in mainland China on or after 1 February 2020.

The existing advice remains that parents/guardians/carers of students should ensure that any student is isolated at home and should not attend school for 14 days:

  • following exposure to any confirmed Corona virus case; or
  • after leaving Hubei Province.

This same advice applies to any impacted staff.

Additional advice and information on the steps to take can be found on the coronavirus web page which also includes advice on:

  • continuity of learning for students who are not attending school
  • international students and families hosting
  • maintaining good health hygiene at school
  • health promotion posters and materials
  • information, resources and contacts related to Corona virus.

This new advice is based on the latest expert recommendations of the Commonwealth’s Chief Medical Officer and Victoria’s Chief Health Officer.

Thank you for your continued support and work to ensure the health and wellbeing of our school community.

If you have any questions please ring the school and ask to speak to me directly

John Baston

College Principal