No child will be turned away from school

The NSW Department of Education’s advice regarding schools is very clear. No child in NSW will be turned away from school. Schools will remain open for parents who want their children to attend irrespective of their profession or working arrangements. The decision to keep schools open has been made based on advice from NSW Health, which has not changed. The department will provide continuity of learning for all students both on and off campus and the Premier, for practical reasons, has encouraged parents to keep their children at home if they could. Schools will communicate directly with parents on what …

New COVID-19 restrictions begin as schools move towards online learning

The NSW Government has taken significant new steps to increase restrictions across the state – triggering the next level of enforcement necessary to fight COVID-19. Following the decisions made by National Cabinet, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the shutdown to protect NSW citizens. “I understand many in the community are worried, and these changes will affect everyday lives, and may be upsetting,” Ms Berejiklian said. “But these decisions will make us all safer, they are taken with the health of all citizens in mind, and they must be taken now. “If you have the capacity to work from home, you …

Schools to implement distancing measures

The NSW Department of Education is introducing proactive measures to limit the impact of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our schools. Mark Scott, Secretary of the Department of Education, today announced that schools would adopt social distancing measures requiring them to cancel assemblies, excursions, travel, some events and conferences. Mr Scott said these measures are precautionary and designed to reduce exposure via non-essential gatherings. “Schools have been a focus of the community and the government as the impacts of coronavirus have developed globally,” Mr Scott said. “From Monday onwards, I expect school assemblies and substantial gatherings to be cancelled, along with …