COVID Update for Schools

Earlier this week we received the latest advice about school practices. Please note the following:

  • Risk assessment for all “parental attendance events” must include COVID guidelines. These must be signed off by principal and saved at school.

  • Adults visiting schools should be limited wherever possible. Drop off and pick up can be done without signing in but encouraged parents/carers to stay onsite for no more than 15 minutes and maintain physical distancing when doing so.
  • Special sanctioned events that allow parent attendance can be planned and held following COVID tracing, density, and hygiene protocols. Any before and after school are classified as events and have stricter requirements than normal everyday school actions. Invitational events will be used, (e.g. parent attendance at opening school mass is not possible so a separate leadership commissioning session has been set to allow Yr. 6 parents to attend this special occasion).
  • Volunteers are welcome but with normal COVID expectations (being healthy, register in office, distancing, and hygiene). Tuckshop volunteers should monitor these things especially distancing and number restrictions.
  • Events have separate entry and exit points.
  • There are implications for larger events such as the welcome disco/BBQ and swimming carnival. Modifications will need to be made for each event to meet all requirements of Queensland Health.
  • Food must be individually packed or distributed by designated people (no one puts their own sauce on!), tea stations must be distanced.

PLEASE NOTE OUR ANNUAL WELCOME DISCO AND BBQ HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL COVID AGREED FORMAT CAN BE ADVISED.