COVID Safe Practices
COVID Safe Practices
There have been some changes to the directions from the Catholic Education Office in regards to our COVIDSafe practices. Please note the following information. Some of these are reminders of current expectations and others are new. All are there to keep our community as safe as possible while still continuing with student learning.
Students should remain home if they are unwell or are experiencing symptoms.
Face masks must be worn on public transport, including all College buses (if aged 8 years and above or unless they have a valid exemption).
A positive PCR or RAT result by a student must be communicated to the College by phone (03) 5400 1252 or written notification via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Household contacts (someone who has spent more than four hours with someone who has COVID-19 inside a house, accommodation, or care facility) are permitted to attend the College, but they are required to test negative using a rapid antigen test daily and they must wear a face mask when indoors (if aged 8 years and above or unless they have a valid exemption).
The College must be notified if a student is a Household contact - via email to email@example.com
Students who have tested positive for COVID-19, have completed their 5-day isolation period, and are subsequently asymptomatic do not need to undertake further RAT testing for four weeks.
Parents/carers who have tested positive for COVID-19 are able to leave isolation if other arrangements cannot be made to transport their non-infectious child via private vehicle to and/or from school. The person leaving self-isolation must travel directly to and from the location, making no stops, unless there is an emergency or as required by law. They must remain in the vehicle at all times unless it is reasonably necessary to leave the vehicle to deliver the person to and from school. They must wear a face-covering whilst outside the place of self-isolation.
The Victorian Government will be providing further deliveries of rapid antigen tests (RATs) in Term 3 and again in Term 4 to schools. It is recommended that rapid antigen tests are used by students when symptomatic. It is recommended that each family keeps an adequate supply of rapid antigen tests at home in the eventuality of symptoms. Please see your 1:14 educator if you need more rapid antigen tests.
From Saturday 25 June, all College staff, volunteers, contractors, and visitors are no longer required to meet COVID-19 vaccination requirements to attend the College.