Following developments overnight, and in addition to my letter emailed to all parents earlier this week, I wish to provide an update on the School’s position on the Novel Coronavirus.
To avoid any potential risk to our students, staff or community, the School has put in place the following precautions:
- A compulsory Quarantine period of 14 days is applied to ALL students arriving from China, irrespective of nationality, on or from Monday 27 January 2020. These students MAY NOT attend School until after a 14 day incubation period has passed, from the date of their arrival into Australia. Proof of arrival date into Australia will be required from all of these students before attendance at School will be permitted.
- This Quarantine DOES NOT apply to Cambodian or any other students who originate from overseas unless they visited China and returned less than 14 days ago.
- Any Year 11 and 12 students affected by our quarantine guidelines will be contacted by the Head of Senior School, their Year Coordinator and teachers to ensure all curriculum work is undertaken at home to alleviate any missed class time.
I reiterate that these precautions only apply to specific cases and circumstances where the possible risk of contamination could have occurred in China. It is important to note that there has been no person-to-person transmission of this virus in Australia.
Oakleigh Grammar continues to take all matters of risk or concern to our School seriously and to manage situations such as this with the appropriate guidelines provided by authorities. Our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and the community at large, remains our core focus.
I do hope this clarifies Oakleigh Grammars position and process around this matter.
Principal, Mark Robertson