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COVIDSafe Update – July 2022

18 July 2022

Positive parent/carer can leave isolation to transport child to school

Parents/carers who are positive cases are able to leave isolation if other arrangements cannot be made to transport someone they live with to and/or from school. The person leaving self-isolation must travel directly to and from the location, making no stops, unless there is an emergency or as required by law. They must remain in the vehicle at all times unless it is reasonably necessary to leave the vehicle to deliver the person to and from school. They must wear a face covering at all times while transporting and delivering the child.

Face masks

Current advice from the Victorian Government on the wearing of face masks is available here:

It states: ‘Wearing a face mask can help protect you and those around you. Face masks stop droplets spreading when you talk, cough, sneeze and laugh, which lowers your chance of spreading or catching the virus.

The advice also strongly recommends the wearing of face masks in indoor settings (noting that exceptions to the recommendation apply to teaching circumstances when clear enunciation or visibility of the mouth is essential).

Household contacts attending school who are over 8 years of age are required to wear face masks indoors unless they have a valid exception. Everyone including students aged 8 years and above must wear a face mask when travelling on public transport, taxis or ride-share vehicles.

Vaccination requirements

All school staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors to the College are no longer required to meet COVID-19 vaccination requirements to attend onsite.

Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT)

The Victorian Government is providing up to three further deliveries of Rapid Antigen Tests in Term 3 and again in Term 4 to schools. It is recommended that Rapid Antigen Tests are used when symptomatic. Household contacts are required to test negative using a Rapid Antigen Test on at least five out of seven if they are attending or working at a school onsite.