16 September 2022
I’m writing to let you know that people with COVID-19 were on our school site while infectious:
Clyde North Campus
“For reasons of privacy we are not privy to sharing the year level or names of students who are not attending school as a result of receiving a positive COVID case, COVID close contacts or any other illness. The health advice is that schools no longer undertake contact tracing and instead we are instructed to share the number of cases each day. To invite students to complete a RAT test twice a week and to remain at home should they have any symptoms of illness”
What you need to know
If your child is not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they can continue to attend school, but you should monitor for symptoms.
Students who show symptoms of COVID-19 cannot attend school and should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result.
Students should continue with twice-a-week rapid antigen testing on school days. We advice testing to occur on Monday and Thursday morning.
Students who have recovered from COVID-19 do not need to participate in surveillance testing for 30 days after their isolation period has ended.
For more information on how to get tested visit: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/taking-test-covid-19.
If your child returns a positive result, your child has COVID-19. You must:
- Quarantine your child for seven days
- Advise the school about the positive result
- Your child must stay home until their symptoms have resolved and they are well
- Everyone in your household is a close contact and must isolate for 7
Reporting your child’s positive test
If your child was at school when they were infectious you need to report the positive case and notify the school via email to [email protected] if your child attends the Cranbourne campus or [email protected] if your child attends the Clyde North Campus.
You must also report your child’s positive test to the Department of Health via the COVID-19 Positive Rapid Antigen Test Self-Reporting Form https://dhvicgovau.powerappsportals.com/rapid-antigen-test/ or call centre on 1800 675 398.
Further information for languages other than English
- For school information in languages other than English, call TIS National on 131 450
- For translated written information about COVID-19, please visit: Translated information about COVID-19 | Coronavirus Victoria https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/translated-information-about-coronavirus-covid-19. Or please call the DET COVID-19 hotline on 1800 338 663 and they will help interpret.
- For health advice in languages other than English, visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/translated-information-about-coronavirus-covid-19
Financial support available to people affected by COVID-19:
For more information, visit:
If you need a payment during coronavirus (COVID-19) – Getting help during coronavirus (COVID-19) – Services Australia https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/if-you-need-payment-during-coronavirus-covid-19?context=60352
General advice and support
Advice and further resources about what to do if you test positive to COVID-19, or you have been told you are a contact, are at: Your COVID Checklist | Coronavirus Victoria, or call the 24/7 Coronavirus hotline on: 1800 675 398
You can also contact the school:
Phone: 5990 7777
Chris Black, Principal
Previous Correspondence to Parents, Carers and Guardians about COVID-19: