Important Message from our School Nurse
Dear Newington families,
There is a lot of information available about COVID-19 and how to best manage its contagion. The College will continue to be guided by the NSW Government, which is providing regular updates here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19. While we will work under this umbrella, there might be times when the advice we provide to individual families, or the school overall, moves outside these general guidelines based on a case-by-case assessment. We regularly consult with the Public Health Unit and act on its recommendations regarding testing and self-isolation.
As a topline guide, everyone tested must self-isolate until they get their results. If they are identified as a close contact of a positive case, they must continue self-isolating for 14 days regardless of results. (Information about contact status will be provided direct by the Public Health Unit.)
We now also encourage boys and staff to wear masks on public transport and public places. More information about the value of masks can be found here https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/face-masks. We continue to ask our community to practise physical distancing.
Again, we ask that anyone with even mild symptoms to stay home and get tested. To safeguard the health of the whole community, boys must be symptom free before they return to school.
Margaret Bates RN