COVID Support Information

COVID-19 Advice

Information for Families from Wednesday 13th July 2022

Action/Procedure

Yes/No

Notes/Details

Mask requirements:

Classrooms

 

No

However, close contacts must wear masks in the classroom.

Locker areas

No

 

Outdoors

No

 

Buses

Yes

 

Chapel

Yes

 

QR Sign-in

No

 

Parents, carers and visitors

 

 

Regular school sign-in

Yes

Social Distancing

Yes

Vaccination Status

No

Boarding parents to residences

No

 

Uniform Shop

No

 

Excursions & Camps

Yes

 

Open Days

Yes

 

Sport:

College

Yes

 

Interschool

Yes

 

Swimming Carnival

No

 

Athletics Carnival

Yes

 

Cross Country

Yes

 

Chapel/Assemblies

Yes

 

Singing

Yes

 

COVID

Symptoms:

 

 

Day Students

Test

If negative, remain at home until well

Boarders

Test

Managed by boarding staff

Testing:

 

 

RAT

Yes

Symptomatic testing only

Positive Result:

 

Follow protocols on school website COVID Support page for notification

Isolation length

 

7 days providing symptoms have resolved.

Staff and students who have recovered from COVID-19:

  • do not need to undertake any testing for a period of 4 weeks following their release from isolation, unless they develop symptoms. During this period, only test for COVID-19 if symptoms develop.
  • do not need to self-isolate if exposed to COVID-19 for a period of 12 weeks following their release from isolation, unless they develop symptoms.

Close contacts

 

Household contacts - regular testing and mandatory mask wearing indoors (unless they previously had COVID-19 and it has been no more than 4 weeks since they ceased self-isolating as a case, or another member of their household subsequently tests positive and it has been no more than 14 days since they completed their previous self-isolation period as a household contact.).

 

Rapid Antigen Testing Information

  • If you recently tested positive for COVID you are not required to complete testing until 28 days after isolation or the resolution of symptoms.  If symptoms reappear within those 28 days, please follow standard testing and isolation procedures. 

 

Notification

  • If you child is symptomatic and tests positive, you are required under the Public Health Order to immediately notify the NSW government and the school
  • Please record the positive RAT result through the Service NSW website or Service NSW app
  • Please notify the school through the following form. Please note: only positive tests require notification.

 https://www.stpaulscollege.nsw.edu.au/about/covid-result-submission 

Isolation

  • If your child tests positive, after notifying Service NSW and the school, please follow the normal absentee process and select 'isolating'
  • If your child is a Close Contact and required to isolate, please also follow normal absentee process and select 'isolating'
  • Follow NSW Health advice to isolate for 7 days
  • Students may return to school after 7 days if no longer symptomatic
  • If students remain symptomatic after 7 days, they are to isolate until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.

 

NSW Health COVID Information

Please be mindful of symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell/taste, muscle/joint pains, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting or extreme tiredness.

If your child develops any of these symptoms, please:
Perform a Rapid Antigen Test or go to a COVID-19 testing clinic (see details below); and call the school to let us know and keep your child at home until you receive confirmation that the test is negative, or their symptoms have resolved, whichever is longer.

You can find your nearest COVID-19 testing clinic here.

Advice and resources are available on the NSW Health website including further information about COVID-19, additional resources are available on the NSW Government website.

NSW Health Support

Casual Contact Guide & Information

Close Contact Guide & Information

Confirmed Case Information