Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice
16 March 2020. The Australian Government has announced new measures in response to the COVID-19 virus. This includes the requirement that all individuals arriving in Australia from an international destination must self-isolate for 14 days. This is in addition to social distancing measures which prevent non-essential static gatherings of 500 people or more.
The Australian Government announcement does not prevent the operation of essential functions such as schools, universities, other education provision and workplaces at this time.
For regularly updated advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) issues related to education matters, the following Australian Government website pages provide a comprehensive range of up-to-date information, factsheets and advice:
- Department of Education, Skills and Employment: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Department of Health: Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert
- Department of Home Affairs: COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus) and Australian visas
In addition to Australian Government advice, individual State and Territory health and education authorities also provide their own advice which may vary from the Australian Government advice.
Independent schools are responsible for their own risk assessment and management and can seek further information from the individual State and Territory Associations of Independent Schools.
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