A fortnight ago, information was sent home to all families via the COMPASS portal updating the new changes in regards to the reduction of the isolation period from 7 days to 5 days. Please note, that if your child/ren contracts COVID in the near future, they need to be symptom-free as well as returning a negative result with a rapid antigen test before they are allowed to return back to school. Below is a copy of the note that was sent home.
The school still has some rapid antigen testing kits and most of them are nasal kits. However, we still have some oral rapid antigen testing kits at school. If your family requires more kits, please feel free to contact us.
Please remember, these tests are to be used only if your child is displaying any symptoms associated with COVID.
Remember, there are still a number of positive cases in the Walcha community, including some members of our learning community. So we still must be vigilant to ensure that we continue to minimise the spread of COVID. Any student or staff member who is unwell and/or displays symptoms of COVID-19 must be asked to go home and stay there until they can complete a RAT or PCR test. If a student or staff member displays even mild COVID-19 symptoms, they must take a RAT or get a PCR test and isolate until they receive a negative test result. Students must not come to school until they are symptom free, even if they get a negative RAT result. If unfortunately, your child has contacted the virus, please contact the school immediately.