COVID-19 Update – South Australia and Victoria

Message to Parents/Carers – COVID-19 Update – South Australia and Victoria – 23 July 2021

Tasmania’s Public Health authorities have provided updated advice for returned travellers from Victoria and South Australia.

As announced, for returned travellers from Victoria (including staff and students), who are not required to quarantine, are now able to attend their school/workplace from Monday, 26 July. Wearing a mask is not required, in line with the lifting of the mask wearing requirement from midnight 23 July. Most new exposure sites in Victoria now relate to the last few days, when movement from Victoria to Tasmania has been restricted and involves quarantine.

However, we continue to ask that travellers who have been in South Australia on or since 8 July, DO NOT return to school until Tuesday next week (27 July) at this stage, unless the 14-day time period has passed since you were last in South Australia. A further update will be provided on Monday 26 July. 

For those impacted students in Kinder to Year 10, your child’s teacher will continue to support student learning. There are also Learning at Home resources available at: https://www.education.tas.gov.au/learning-at-home/

Those students in Years 11 and 12 that are impacted are asked to continue to stay in contact with their school/college to enable students to continue to participate in their learning.

We understand that for those students who have been away this week, some may be hesitant to return.  If, for any reason, your child does not feel comfortable in returning to school please contact us to discuss how we can support them in doing so.

Again, thank you to everyone’s commitment to doing the right thing, it is important that each one of us remains vigilant and continues to abide by the Public Health guidelines. This includes:

  • maintaining physical distancing;
  • practising good hygiene and washing your hands;
  • getting tested if you have even the mildest of symptoms;
  • keep students at home if they are unwell;
  • downloading and using Check in TAS app whenever required, including when you enter school sites. More information on the app can be found at: https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/check-in-tas

 

We will continue to keep you informed as this situation evolves.