COVID-19

COVIDSafe Advice

COVID-19 update for Term 3 commencement
9 July 2021

Dear parents and caregivers,

I hope you have enjoyed the last three weeks with your sons and families, particularly those who have been fortunate enough to enjoy some vacation time. 

As we prepare to return to school on Tuesday 13 July, I would like to confirm for our families that all aspects of the school environment will be operating with the College continuing to implement processes to reduce the risk of transmission of any infectious diseases.

Given that Brisbane had a lockdown over the school holiday period and is still operating under restrictions, I provide the following information to our families as additional points of clarification:

Declared hotspots - Currently, the only declared hotspots are in NSW (Greater Sydney). Any individuals who have been in Greater Sydney over the holidays must follow the stay at home requirements for at least 14 days since leaving the area. Further information can be found on the Queensland Health Website 

Exposure sites – a list of exposure venues has been issued for locations in Queensland. Families who have been in these locations should follow all Queensland Health’s directives and advice before returning to school.

Face masks – Queensland’s Chief Health Officer has confirmed that children are not required to wear masks while on school premises or College buses. However, if your son travels to school on public transport, and is over the age of 12, he must wear a mask while commuting.

Additionally:

  • School staff are not required to wear a face mask when working with children.
  • Adults, including volunteers and family members, are required to wear a face mask if they cannot maintain physical distancing from each other at school (e.g. a gathering of adults in a staff room if they can’t socially distance in the room).

Visitors to school – Parents and visitors are still welcome at school, however, we ask that all adults continue to maintain the recommended 1.5m physical distance from other adults. Please help us and use the QR codes around the College if you're on campus, remember hand hygiene, carry a mask and if necessary don’t be afraid to wear it. 

If you or your son are not feeling well, have a cold or sniffles, stay home, get tested and be glad to receive a negative result. 

The College continues to monitor all regulations for schools and is committed to doing what we can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and community. If you have any questions related to the start of Term 3, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to seeing our boarders return on Monday and to welcoming back all our students for the commencement of classes on Tuesday 13 July.

Yours sincerely,

David Johnston
Acting Principal