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Letter from NSW Health re. School Closures

Dear school community,

Please find above a letter from Dr Kerry Chant PSM, Chief Health Officer at NSW Health, regarding the issue of school closures in relation to the community transmission of COVID-19. Please note, at this stage, the advice is that, “…pre-emptive closures are not likely to be proportionate or effective as a public health intervention to prevent community transmission of COVID-19 at this time.”

As always, we are providing the most recent information to the whole school community, in an effort to allay fears, avoid impulsive action and keep you informed of current medical advice to schools and their communities. We are aware that the circumstances are changing with frequency, and that the closure of schools will continue to be prominent in federal and state Health Departments’ informed discussions.

A decision will be made on SRE and SEE classes ASAP and advice sent out in a timely fashion to all.