Exposure Notification - 23 August 2022

Dear parents and carers,

I’m writing to let you know that a person/ people with COVID-19 was on our school site while infectious.

Date positive case/s attended:

22/08/2022

Impacted class/es or year level/s

Knight St Students Year 8

Any extracurricular activities, including school bus transport

 

What you need to know

If your child is not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they can continue to attend school, but you should monitor for symptoms.

Students who show symptoms of COVID-19 cannot attend school and should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result.

It is recommended RATs are used by students when symptomatic.

Students who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 4 weeks are not required to get tested if they are re-exposed to a case within 4 weeks of ending their isolation period.

For information on symptoms visit: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/symptoms-and-risks

For more information on how to get tested visit: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/taking-test-covid-19.

If your child returns a positive RAT result and has symptoms and/or has been in contact with someone with COVID-19, it is very likely that your child has COVID-19:

  • You must advise the school and the Department of Health about the positive result
  • Your child must stay home for 7 days, and then only leave home once they feel well

Reporting your child’s positive test

If your child was at school when they were infectious you need to report the positive case to the school in writing / email or by phone.

You must also report your child’s positive test to the Department of Health via the COVID-19 Positive Rapid Antigen Test Self-Reporting Form or call centre on 1800 675 398.

Household contacts

Students who are household contacts of a COVID-19 case are not required to quarantine. It is required that that household contacts undertake daily rapid antigen testing five times within the 7 days of exposure.
 
Students from Grade 3 and above who are household contacts are required to wear face masks when indoors at school. This does not apply to students who have a valid exemption.
 
If your child returns a positive RAT result during this period, they must stay home for 7 days, and then only leave home once they feel well.
 
Note: If your child tests positive with a RAT but does not have symptoms and you don’t believe they have been in contact with anyone with COVID-19, it is recommended getting a PCR test within the first 48 hours of testing positive and stay isolated at all times until they receive their result.
 
If your child’s subsequent PCR test is negative, they will be able to leave isolation and return to school. If the PCR test result is positive, they must follow the steps above.
 

Further information for languages other than English

Financial support available to people affected by COVID-19:

For more information, visit:

Financial and other support for COVID-19 | Coronavirus Victoria

If you need a payment during coronavirus (COVID-19) - Getting help during coronavirus (COVID-19) - Services Australia

General advice and support

Advice and further resources about what to do if you test positive to COVID-19, or you have been told you are a contact, are at: Your COVID Checklist | Coronavirus Victoria, or call the 24/7 Coronavirus hotline on: 1800 675 398

Yours sincerely,

John Cortese
Notre Dame College
Shepparton

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