School Resumes at Epping Boys High School on Monday 9 March 2020

Epping Boys High School will be open on Monday 9 March 2020. Staff and students have been contacted and measures are in place to ensure their health and safety.

As you are aware, a student at Epping Boys High School has recently been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The school will resume operations this Monday, 9th March.

The NSW Department of Education and NSW Health are working closely to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff is maintained. This work has included identifying close contacts of the confirmed case and communicating directly with them regarding their requirement to self-isolate.

The students and staff identified as close contacts will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days and not return to school until this time has elapsed.

A close contact is a person who has spent significant time either face-to-face (15 mins) or in an enclosed space (two hours or more).

The school will be thoroughly cleaned ready for school to resume on Monday for all other students.

The school will be vigilant in implementing the department's infection control procedures including daily cleaning in accordance with normal protocols, the promotion of healthy hygiene habits and will make hand sanitiser available for staff and students to use while at school.

The school will promote the need for staff and students to remain at home if they are unwell. Those who become unwell will be sent home and asked to remain away until they are well.

We look forward to classes as normal on Monday and children resuming their normal activities.

Further information from NSW Health.

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