I am writing to
update you on the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
As you would be
aware, last month the Australian Government announced new measures that
specifically address travel restrictions from mainland China.
weekend, the Government announced updated restrictions which now include travel
from Iran. This is consistent with the travel restrictions in place for
Australians returning from mainland China.
staff cannot attend school or childcare centre if they have:
left, or transited through mainland China in the last 14 days (they must isolate themselves for 14 days from leaving mainland China)
left, or transited through Iran on or after 1 March (they must isolate themselves until 14 days after leaving Iran)
been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus in the last 14 days (they must isolate themselves for 14 days after the date of last contact with the confirmed case).
important preventative measures that have been put in place in the interests of
I do not expect
that these travel restrictions will significantly impact upon any of our
day-to-day school operations and I want to reassure you that we will continue
to work to ensure any disruption is minimised.
Anyone who has
completed the self-quarantine period of 14 days and shows no symptoms of
illness is eligible to return to work or school.
children are unwell or show symptoms of illness, they should see their doctor.
As always, the
health and wellbeing of your children, and our staff, remains our number one
We continue to
take advice from Queensland Health and the Department of Education in relation
to this matter and the latest information is available at novel
coronavirus on the Queensland
you for your understanding and attention to this important matter.
Carmel Herbert I Acting Principal I
Runcorn State School I Cnr Mains and Beenleigh Rds, Sunnybank QLD