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Tuesday, 19 May - Update 14 Phase 4 Return to School

Friday, 15 May 2020 - Update 13 Phase 3 Return to School

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 - Update 12 Phase 2 Return to School

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Friday, 24 April 2020 - Update 10 Support for Families

Thursday, 23 April 2020 - Update 9 Term 2 Return to School

Monday, 6 April 2020 - Update 8 Novel Coronavirus

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Monday, 23 March 2020 - Update 7 Novel Coronavirus, Lindisfarne moves to remote learning. Please click on link.

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Wednesday, 29 January 2020 - Update 2 Novel Coronavirus

We have received an update from AIS NSW regarding the Novel Coronavirus.

Please be aware the update now includes a 14 day exclusion period for those students and staff who have returned from mainland China and Hong Kong.

AISNSW is working with all education sectors and the Ministry of Health to monitor and respond to the unfolding international novel coronavirus situation. 

Currently there has been a small number of cases of confirmed Novel Coronavirus in New South Wales. Current advice on the impact of the virus remains unchanged however  NSW Health have provided revised advice regarding exclusions.

NSW Health and NSW Department of Education advise that school and early childhood centre students, teachers and support staff who have travelled to mainland China and Hong Kong can be excluded from school until 14 days after departing mainland China or Hong Kong.

This policy position continues to provide schools with support to do what they think is best for their school communities.

In accordance with national public health guidelines, mandatory exclusions apply for those who are a:

  • Confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus – exclude until medically cleared
  • ‘Close contact’ of a confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus – exclude for 14 days since last contact with the confirmed case

‘Close contact’ is defined as living in the same household, 15 minutes face-to-face contact with a person with confirmed coronavirus in any setting, or sharing a closed space with a person with confirmed coronavirus for more than two hours.

NSW Health has processes in place to identify any close contacts of cases confirmed in New South Wales. Advice about not attending school would be provided to these close contacts.

AISNSW will continue to work with the education sectors and Ministry of Health to monitor the situation closely and keep schools up to date as information becomes available. 

If you have any questions, please contact your Head of Sub School or the Deputy Principal.

Kind regards

Stuart Marquardt
Principal

 

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 - Information Regarding Novel Coronavirus

Dear members of the Lindisfarne School community

We are working closely with the Chief Executive Officer at Association of Independent Schools NSW who has released the latest information regarding the novel coronavirus.  Information appears below in full and includes links to relevant fact sheets and FAQ.

Information Regarding Novel Coronavirus

28/01/2020

AISNSW is working with all education sectors and NSW Health to monitor and respond to the unfolding international novel coronavirus situation. Currently there have been a small number of confirmed Novel Coronavirus cases in New South Wales.

In accordance with national public health guidelines, exclusions only apply for those who are a:

  • Confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus – exclude until medically cleared
  • Close contact of a confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus – exclude for 14 days since last contact with the confirmed case

Close contact is defined as living in the same household, 15 minutes face-to-face contact with a person with confirmed coronavirus in any setting, or sharing a closed space with a person with confirmed coronavirus for more than 2 hours.

NSW Health has processes in place to identify any close contacts of cases confirmed in New South Wales. Advice about not attending school would be provided to these close contacts.

NSW Health also advises that children and staff who have recently returned from overseas and are well, and are not close contacts of a confirmed case, are able attend school as normal.

As per usual guidance, staff and children who are unwell with respiratory illness should remain at home until symptoms resolve. Schools should continue to follow procedures for infection control.

NSW Health has information available on its website:


If you have any further questions, please contact your Head of Sub School or the Deputy Principal.

Kind regards

Stuart Marquardt
Principal