Last night at 5:37pm all schools received a new health advice update issued by the Queensland Government.
There is no need to be alarmed as this is only a precautionary move.
The following points come directly from the Government's advice, specifically from Jeff Hunt, Deputy Director General.
This updated advice includes:
- anyone who has been in contact with any confirmed novel Coronavirus cases must self-isolate (self-isolation means staying at home and not accepting visitors) for 14 days following exposure;
- travellers who have visited Hubei Province of China need to self-isolate for 14 days after leaving Hubei Province;
- returned travellers who have visited China cannot attend school, childcare or TAFE for 14 days after leaving China including Hong Kong.
If you fall into any of the above categories, I would ask that you take the appropriate action and follow the above guidance.
If this applies to your son or daughter would you please contact the school today and advise that you are keeping them at home as a precaution. Staff from the school will contact you during the day to work out when your young person can return to school.
In summary, if your son or daughter has been in China or Hong Kong in the last 14 days they cannot attend school until fourteen days have passed.
The latest update on the Coronavirus from Education Queensland and the official government page. https://qed.qld.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media/novel-coronavirus