Thank you to all our parents who are conscientiously conducting regular RAHTs and keeping students at home if they are unwell. Please continue using your RAHTs regularly, particularly if you may have come in contact with someone who has tested positive.
We will be sending home more RAHT kits this week for each student, but if you ever need extra ones, please contact the Office.
Updated NSW Health advice confirms that if a student is unwell and has any symptoms they should always test for COVID-19. If the test comes back negative for COVID-19, the student should still not return to school until either:
- they no longer have any symptoms, or
- a medical certificate is provided to the school confirming that symptoms are explained by another diagnosis (such as hay fever).
NSW Health has advised that it is important that students do not attend school if they are unwell, even if they have tested negative for COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests can produce false negative results and symptoms of other illnesses can also be similar to COVID-19, including flu, the common cold and stomach bugs.
Health advice is that students who are sick should always stay home to rest and recover and avoid putting other students and staff at risk of getting sick.