What do parents now need to do if a student is symptomatic or taking a COVID-19 test?
NSW Health requires students and staff with even mild symptoms of COVID-19 to be excluded from school and to be tested. Students and staff are not to return to school until symptoms have ceased, a negative test result has been received, and proof of the negative result has been provided to the school.
Parents are to notify the School if a student is being tested for COVID-19, and to provide the negative test result through the relevant absentee email address before the student returns.
In situations where a parent/carer is unwilling to allow their child to undertake a COVID test or provide the school with a negative COVID-19 test result, the student is to be excluded from school for a 10 day period.
Additionally, the student must have been symptom free for at least 3 days before returning to school.
How will the School manage suspected cases of COVID-19?
Any student who is unwell or displays symptoms potentially associated with COVID-19 must not attend School.
NSW Health recommends anyone with symptoms should be tested.
Any Student who has been tested must not attend School while waiting results and adhere to isolation/quarantine protocols.
Any student who, while at School, becomes unwell or displays symptoms potentially associated with COVID-19 must immediately inform his teacher and report to the Health Centre.
If required, parents will be contacted by the School’s Nurse to collect their son and seek appropriate medical attention.
The School will be notified by the NSW Public Health Unit of any Student who is confirmed COVID-19 positive. Return to School will not be permitted until formal release has been received from the local public health unit or treating physician.
What happens in the event of a shutdown because of a confirmed case of COVID-19?
The School will contact you using the Trinity School App and Email. We have a comprehensive plan for an orderly departure of students from the campus if NSW Health contact us during the School day. It may take up to 2 hours for an orderly departure from the campus. Our advice remains that the risk to children and young people remains low. Please review the School’s In Event of Closure FAQ page.