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College Management of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update - August 9, 2021 Due to a positive case of COVID-19 at the Werribee campus in Year 6, both campuses are closed until further notice. No Kinder or Authorised Worker programs onsite. Due to cross-campus contact, any student or staff member who was on either campus on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (August 3-5) and their households must isolate, get tested and quarantine for 14 days and will be contacted by the public health unit or Department.

Update - August 5, 2021 – In line with recent State government announcements, all Victorians will enter a 7-day lockdown and learning will continue in the Remote Learning mode.

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When on campus, as we all pursue a safe campus environment, parents/guardians are asked to note the following:

- All students aged 12 and over travelling on College buses (including excursions) must wear a mask (unless a lawful exemption applies).

- All Parents/Guardians visiting an indoor space on campus must first attend main administration to complete the sign-in process. Please see our QR data collection guideline below for more information.

- For Werribee Primary only – Parents/guardians may use Sign-in/out terminals in the Primary office without first attending administration. However, before entering the office all parents/guardians must check in using the provided Services Victoria QR code.

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As a College community we continue to actively following advice from four key sources: Federal and State governments; the relevant Federal and State Health Departments; Independent Schools Victoria (peak association for independent schools); and the Department of Education.

Not all of the measures the College has undertaken have been informed by this approach. For instance, there has been no directive for schools to provide financial assistance to families, but the College thought it important to support our community in this way.

The College would particularly like to acknowledge ISV for its support during this time. Much of the information delivered by Federal and State governments has been contradictory and required clarification. ISV has directly liaised with both governments to provide accurate interpretations for its member schools.


We will continue to monitor any announcements made by the State and Federal governments and convey College decisions to our community in due course.

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What You Can Do

We are continuing to enforce good hygiene practices. We ask that you also have these conversations with your child(ren). These include:

- Practicing good handwashing hygiene (especially before eating and after visiting the toilet). Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Dry your hands with paper towel or a warm hand dryer.

- Discouraging children from touching their face/mouth.

- When blowing a nose, put the used tissue in the bin and wash hands immediately after.

- If coughing or sneezing, cover it well with a tissue (throw the used tissue in the bin), or cough or sneeze into your arm or clothing and wash your hands thoroughly after.

- If your child is unwell, such as a temperature, cough, runny nose or headache, please keep your child at home until they feel better. If there has potentially been exposure to the coronavirus, please seek medical assistance by calling your GP, your local Emergency Department, or Healthdirect on 1800 022 222.

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Helpful Resources

The Australian Government continues to update our Australian community through the below links, and we encourage you to take note of these.

Victoria & Rest of World Current Status Updates
www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert#why-is- there-an-alert

Public Information
http://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

Country & Region Advice/Alert level
http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations

When & How to Wear a Mask
https://www.who.int/emergencie...

Thanks to Wyndham Community & Education Centre who put together some videos about how to properly wear a mask in languages relevant to our community.

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Burmese

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S'gaw Karen

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Sudanese Arabic