As we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19 across our nation, the recent positive COVID result in a Queensland school provides an opportunity to update the Guardian Angels' community on our ongoing enhanced hygiene and safety practices.Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of staff, students and parents in our community, as we work in this space together. Recent media indicates that travel restrictions may be increased, so our organisation, Brisbane Catholic Education, has issued an update outlining that any travel outside of Queensland requires strict quarantine requirements. As a school community, we recognise that we have an increased responsibility for ensuring the health and safety of those who learn and work in our community, and we take this responsibility very seriously. As conveyed consistently in the school newsletter, I respectfully remind all parents that we must all follow guidelines of physical distancing, regular hand-washing, hygiene practices and minimizing adult presence within and around school grounds. This is our responsibility and one way that we can work to minimizing the transmission and impact of this terrible virus. I will also continue to vigilantly promote the following health and safety message to you, our precious school community:
Please continue to ask your children to:
If your child develops flu like symptoms, please:
keep your child at home and seek advice about undergoing COVID testing
contact your doctor or contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) immediately
call ahead to the medical centre or doctor’s surgery, advising of your child’s symptoms
We will continue to monitor this health crisis very closely and are, at this stage, currently able to proceed with certain events as long as there are COVID Safe Event Plans in place. These events will be monitored closely and may change if community transmission in Queensland increases.
I extend my appreciation to all members of our community for your active participation and vigilance in ensuring our community remains safe and healthy. Our current context reminds us of the importance of caring for the most vulnerable in our community and placing the needs of others before our own.