Return to School COVID-Safe Guidelines
Sydney Catholic Schools is looking forward to the return of our students and the start of 2021 and continues to follow all NSW Health advice on the best measures to help reduce any risk of infection from COVID-19 in our schools.
The NSW Government has released updated COVID-safe guidelines for schools for the start of Term 1. Below is a summary of some of the new rules for your information:
Parent drop-off for new students
To support the settling of young students into a new school environment at the start of the year, parents and carers with children from Kindergarten to Year 2 and participating in Year 7 orientation activities can walk their child to class and pick up students from class, providing physical distance is maintained. Parents and carers can also enter the school to purchase or pick up uniforms.
Parents of students outside of these year groups are to continue to use the designated drop off areas, maintain social distancing, and not enter the school grounds unless they have express permission from the School Principal, such as for ‘meet the teacher’ meetings.
Face masks are not required to be worn within school grounds, however staff and students may do so if they wish.
All staff and students over 12 years of age must ensure they wear masks when travelling on public transport (or chartered/private transport) to and from school.
All parents and carers are reminded that students must not attend school if they are unwell, even with the mildest of symptoms. Students must return a negative COVID-19 test and be symptom-free before returning to school. Further information on the above, and other measures and requirements our schools have in place in line with the NSW Government guidelines, can be obtained from your child’s School or College Principal.
You can also view the latest NSW Health advice on their website here
Last updated 16 February 2021