Covid Update

​​ST PETER’S COVID19 Update 10th September 

Today at the Premier’s COVID press conference it has been advised that a potential positive case has been identified at St Thomas More College, Sunnybank. As a precaution, the College is closing today and will be deep cleaned. At this stage the advice is that staff, students and their household members will be required to home quarantine for 14 days. The source of the case is under investigation, and its link to other cases reported this week has not yet been established.
In light of the announcement by the Chief Health Officer, Dr Janette Young please note the following precautionary measures: 
Any students at other BCE schools with siblings at St Thomas More College, Sunnybank are NOT required to go home immediately, but once they do return home will be required to enter 14 days home quarantine.  
All household members (including staff or siblings at other Catholic schools) of students at St Thomas More College will be required to quarantine together (unless QH advice changes over the weekend). 
If you have staff or students in this category, please ensure they take all essential equipment with them today as they will need to work from home or access alternative education provisions next week. 


Lockdown possible
Catholic School Authorities, particularly in the Impacted (SEQ) Area, need to be prepared for changes to restrictions at short notice over the weekend (including a move to remote learning).   Please remind students and staff to take all essential equipment with them tonight.
Face masks in Impacted (SEQ) Area
Given the detection of several new cases this week, the Queensland Government will be extending the current face mask restrictions in the Impacted (SEQ) Area.
Border Zone changes
From 1am Monday a border bubble will be re-established between Queensland and the NSW LGAs where lockdowns were lifted yesterday.  Travel across the border will be permitted (using the border pass system) for a wider range of reasons including to attend school and work.
The details of these changes will be published tonight, and I will send them in another update tomorrow.
Exposure sites
As a result of the recent new cases the list of exposure sites in Queensland is progressively being updated, particularly in the South-East Queensland (SEQ) area.  Check here for the latest list of exposure sites. ​
Please keep the St Thomas More College, Sunnybank community in your thoughts.​