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.
Despite the lifting of the Major Emergency Declaration, Emergency Management Directions continue to be in force under section 90C of the South Australian Public Health Act. For up to date information, visit the SA Health COVID Response page.
From Monday 30 May, 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 riding on Public Transportation (including School Bus Services)
- 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 sites:
All South Australians aged 5 and over can book a COVID-19 vaccination. Visit the SA Health Get Vaccinated page for more information.
- Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine is available for people aged 5+ at SA Health vaccination clinics, participating GPs and pharmacies. Children aged 5 to 11 are given a paediatric formulation at a reduced dose.
- Spikevax (Moderna) vaccine is available for people aged 6+ at participating GPs and pharmacies. Children aged 6 to 11 are given a reduced dose.
- Nuvaxovid (Novavax) vaccine is available for people aged 18+ at selected SA Health vaccination clinics, and participating GPs and pharmacies.
- Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) vaccine is available for people aged 18+ at participating GPs and pharmacies. Pfizer, Moderna, or Novavax COVID-19 vaccines are preferred over AstraZeneca for people aged under 60 years, unless contraindicated.
In addition to booked appointments, a number of walk-in, mobile and pop-up clinics are well-detailed across the above website and associated media platforms. For more information about child vaccinations, including parent/caregiver consent requirements, visit sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidvaccinechildren (ages 5-11) or sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidvaccineadolescents.
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