If they cannot travel home immediately, school staff, children or young people at school showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be isolated in a suitable area at the school, with supervision as appropriate.
Staff protection and hygiene
If a student cannot remain alone in an isolation area while waiting to be collected, the staff member looking after them will wear personal protective equipment in accordance with Department of Education and Training guidance while supporting the student.
The school will take all appropriate actions to respond to the suspected case, including cleaning, record keeping and reminding the school community about good COVIDSafe practices such as hand hygiene and monitoring for symptoms.
If staff, a child or family member is diagnosed with COVID-19
Procedures are in place with the Department of Health (DH) to manage suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in schools.
The school will contact the Department of Education and Training if a child or staff member:
- is a confirmed case
- has been in close contact with a confirmed case
What the school will do
If your child's school is directly impacted by a confirmed case of COVID-19, the Department of Education and Training will work directly with Department of Health to confirm what the school needs to do. This may include the school closing for a short time while an investigation and contact tracing takes place.