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Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools

Coronavirus advice

Toowoomba Catholic Schools continues to work closely with the Australian Government, Queensland Government, led by Queensland Health, and other agencies to manage the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you have been to to a higher risk country in the last 14 days and are feeling unwell, see a doctor immediately.

Please check Queensland Health coronavirus information for the latest advice including FAQs and self-quarantine information. The Australian Federal Department of Health also provides information regarding novel coronavirus.

Open letter to parents/carers from Executive Director: Catholic Schools

18 March 2020

Schools will remain open

In his press conference on 24 March 2020, the Prime Minister again outlined that schools are an essential part of our communities and will remain open at this time.

Parents may elect to keep their children home during this time as part of the community response to COVID-19 and should notify their child’s school of this decision.

It is entirely reasonable for parents to be taking this action and absences will be recorded as authorised.

For students at home, teaching and learning resources are available through the Queensland Department of Education’s learning@home website.

Advice from the Australia Government is clear that schools should remain open.

To view the advice from the Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young outlining the importance of schools remaining open.

Further information and advice

Information and advice regarding travelling to or transiting through a higher risk country should be read in conjunction with the What you need to know and Isolation guidance information sheets.

Queensland Health

Novel coronavirus including translated content

Australian Federal Department of Health

Information regarding novel coronavirus

Student health and wellbeing

Coronavirus - a guide for parents

General hygiene

Practicing good hand and respiratory hygiene may help protect against infections. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a tissue, or cough into your elbow, dispose of the tissue into a bin and then wash your hands afterwards. Wash your hands regularly, after using the toilet, and before eating.