With the health of our staff, students and parents as our priority, we aim to keep our community well informed and supported in regards to COVID-19 in South Australia and our school. Please find below the latest information regarding recommendations and restrictions relating to the college, as well as links to relevant information and support services.
On 24 May 2022 the Major Emergency Declaration was lifted and amendments made to the South Australian Public Health Act 2011 to ensure important public health measures are maintained to limit the spread of COVID-19.
From 23 November 2022, all COVID-19 requirements under section 90C of the South Australian Public Health Act were also lifted.
However, there remain several important things we can all continue to do to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases:
- Stay at home if you’re sick
- Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms
- Follow the SA Health advice if you test positive to COVID-19 or are a close contact
- Stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations
- Practice good hand hygiene
- Wear a mask in crowded indoor places especially when there are higher case numbers
- Consider doing rapid antigen tests before visiting people at higher risk of severe illness
- Spend time in well ventilated indoor areas or outside in the fresh air.
For up to date information, visit SA Health’s Staying COVID Safe page.
Presently, face masks are only required to be worn by adults and students aged 12 and over in the following circumstances:
- Where there have been 10 or more COVID-19 positive cases in one home room class over 7 days
- Where there have been 5 or more COVID-19 positive cases in 5 or more home room classes over 7 days
- When identified as a close contact.
They are otherwise strongly recommended in the following situations:
- For staff, visitors and students in Years 3-12, while indoors
- Where large numbers of people gather on campus
The College will encourage and support staff, parents, visitors, and students who choose to keep wearing masks, and also advocate the continuation of good hand hygiene, staying home if sick and maintaining physical distancing where appropriate.
For live information and updates, we advise our Community to familiarise themselves with the following site:
All South Australians aged 5 and over can book a COVID-19 vaccination or 6-monthly Booster (if over 18). Visit the SA Health Get Vaccinated page for more information.
The Technology User Guide is available online HERE. Families experiencing difficulty in accessing online learning materials are encouraged to refer to this guide in the first instance, and email the College IT Helpdesk if problems persist.
HEALTH INFORMATION & UPDATES
- Department of Health
- SA Health
- Catholic Education South Australia – Alerts
- Catholic Education South Australia – Supporting student learning and wellbeing online
- Department for Education
- Australian Psychological Society
- Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636
- Conversations Matter
- Developing Minds
- Happy Families – Parenting Resources
- Headspace – 1800 650 890
- Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800
- Lifeline – 13 11 14
- Reach Out
- SANE Australia – 180 18 7263
- Suicide Callback Service – 1300 659 467
- Yarrow Place – 1800 817 421
- 1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732