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COVID Update – Tasmanians returning from Victoria and South Australia

Tasmania’s Public Health authorities have extended the current directions in place for Tasmanians who have been in Victoria (excluding Melbourne Airport) and South Australia on or since 8 July.  This group of people are required to continue to wear a facemask (if over the age of 12) and limit their movement in the community for only essential purposes until 11.59PM Friday 23 July (subject to further extension) or until 14 days have passed since you departed.

For our staff and students this means those who have been in Victoria (excluding transitioning through Melbourne Airport) and South Australia on or since 8 July are NOT to attend school for the remainder of the school week.

For those impacted students in years K-10 your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you this week to support with student learning and there are also Learning at Home resources available at https://www.education.tas.gov.au/learning-at-home/

Those students in Years 11 and 12 that are impacted, are asked to continue to stay in contact with their school/college so students are able to continue to participate in their learning.

This is a reminder that although Tasmania is currently tracking well, thanks to everyone’s commitment to doing the right thing, it is important that each one of us remains vigilant and continues to abide by the Public Health guidelines. This includes:

  • maintaining physical distancing;
  • practising good hygiene and washing your hands;
  • getting tested if you have even the mildest of symptoms;
  • keep students at home if they are unwell;
  • downloading and using Check In TAS app whenever required, including when you enter school sites.

We will continue to keep the community informed as this situation evolves and provide a further update on Friday 23 July.

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