30 January 2020
Novel coronavirus is a virus that was recently identified in China. We are receiving regular advice from the Tasmanian Department of Health about the virus and implications for our schools.
In support of national advice, the Department recommends the following for our students and staff:
- Those who have been in contact with any confirmed novel coronavirus case should not attend school or childcare and remain in their homes for 14 days following exposure; and
- Those who have recently visited Hubei Province in China should not attend school or childcare and remain in their homes for 14 days after departure.
The Australian Government has advised that there is no cause for alarm and the risk to the public is currently low. At this time there are no confirmed cases in Tasmania.
Australian border control and public health measures are in place to identify any person arriving in Australia from China who develops novel coronavirus infection to prevent further spread.
There is important advice from the Commonwealth Health Department. Australian health authorities are monitoring the situation daily and this advice may change. Visit the Commonwealth Department of Health website to find current information: