School Resumes at Willoughby Girls High School on Wednesday 11 March 2020

Willoughby Girls High School will be open on Wednesday 11 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 Willoughby Girls High School was diagnosed with COVID-19, and the school was declared non-operational.

The school will resume operations this Wednesday, 11th 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 has been thoroughly cleaned ready for school to resume tomorrow, 11 March 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 tomorrow and students resuming their normal activities.

Further information from NSW Health.

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