Coronavirus Advice

The Department of Education has provided some information for parents when talking to children about COVIC-19.
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Advice for Parents for Talking to Children


Some significant decisions have been made by the government and DET in relation to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on schools.

SCHOOL CLOSURE

The term holidays have been brought forward to begin on Tuesday 24th March. 

ADDITIONAL PUPIL-FREE DAYS

Teachers and schools are working hard to prepare for the possibility that we will need to move, at some stage, to more flexible learning arrangements, including remote learning. An additional pupil-free day has been scheduled on Tuesday 14th April. This will provide an important opportunity for schools to consolidate their preparations. 


NAPLAN

The NAPLAN testing will not proceed for 2020. This decision was made in recognition of the disruption caused to schools by coronavirus (COVID-19). 

 


The Learning from Home website is available for students and parents to use at home, and resources are available on the FUSE website.



Please be mindful that everyone can protect against infections by practising good hand and respiratory hygiene.

Here are some tips that we all can follow:

1. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a tissue, or cough into your elbow.

2. Dispose of the tissue into a bin and then wash your hands afterwards.

3. Wash your hands regularly using soap and water, including after using the toilet, and before eating.

 

Please reinforce with your child that it is very important to ensure good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene at all times:

  • Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick. If you take medication ensure you have adequate supplies.
  • Phone your GP first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
  • Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep.
  • Don't wear a face mask if you are well.
  • Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Get the flu shot (available April).
  • Shaking hands is optional!