Laguna Street Public School confirmed case of COVID-19

The school will cease onsite learning until 24 June 2020 after a staff member tested positive to COVID-19.

13 June 2020

We wish to advise that a staff member at Laguna Street Public School has tested positive to COVID-19.

The school has commenced contact tracing and upon advice from NSW Health all students at the school have been deemed as a close contact and should commence self-isolating. The staff member has had contact with most students at the school during the period they may have been infectious and the decision was made in consultation with NSW Health to cease onsite learning at the school until 24 June 2020. The school will resume onsite learning on Thursday 25 June 2020.

NSW Health will contact all families of the children enrolled at the school over the next 1-3 days to confirm this information, provide them with details about their period of isolation, and answer any questions.

NSW Health has requested anyone who has been unwell or has flu-like symptoms to be tested at one of the COVID-19 clinics that can conduct testing for school-aged children. The Sutherland COVID 19 Drive-Through Testing Centre is located at Sutherland Multi-Purpose Community Centre 123 Flora St Street Sutherland. Sutherland Hospital has a COVID clinic.

Further information on COVID-19 is available on the NSW Health website.

In line with departmental guidelines the school will be cleaned thoroughly.

Primary OSHCare will not be operational during this learning from home period.

From Tuesday 16 June 2020 teachers and staff will support students with their educational continuity through our learning from home arrangements. Online learning materials are still available through the Learning from home site.

The safety and wellbeing of staff and students is of paramount importance. We will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure that all necessary health advice is adhered to.

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