COVID 19 Procedures
Important procedures for St Patrick's:
Parents, carers & visitors are not to enter the playground & classrooms - please come to the front office only. All parents, carers & visitors must sign in at the office when entering the school grounds, this is a school & government requirement.
Students & Staff who are absent or sent home due to flu like symptoms need to be tested and must not return to school until they return a negative COVID-19 result and school has sighted the negative COVID-19 test results.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever (37.5 ° or higher), cough, sore throat, shortness of breath (difficulty breathing), loss of taste, loss of smell.
Other reported symptoms of COVID-19 include fatigue, runny nose, muscle pain, joint pain, headache, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting and loss of appetite.
In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory distress.
Adults at school need to maintain physical distancing 1.5m at all times from other adults.
Students need to practice hand hygiene upon entry to school, entry to the classroom, and when exiting from the classroom.
Parents and carers volunteering in the canteen are permitted.
Parents are asked to maintain the current practice:
Adults must maintain physical distancing (1.5m) at all times, including during school drop off and pick up.
COVID January 2021Letter from CSO
When parents enter the school office they are asked to use the hand sanitiser provided.
The COVID guidelines are on the COVID page of the newsletter for your reference.
It is important to remember to keep your child at home if they are unwell. If they have even mild COVID-19 symptoms or respiratory illness they need to be tested and a negative COVID -19 result is presented to the school before they return.
Bubblers are only to be used to re-fill water bottles. Please make sure you send a water bottle each day.
Families must still wait outside the school at drop off and pick up unless they are dropping Kindergarten to their classroom. This procedure is for the start of the school year only.