26 Aug 2021
Good evening Doonside Public School community,
Thank you for your patience while we have been waiting for information from NSW Health regarding the reopening of our school.
As you are aware, the NSW Department of Education has been advised by NSW Health that a member of the school community has tested positive for COVID-19.
Our school was made non-operational Wednesday 25 August 2021 and Thursday 26 August 2021 and will be non-operational again tomorrow, Friday 27 August 2021 for the on-site attendance of staff and students to allow time for contact tracing and cleaning.
All staff and students are asked to self-isolate until you receive further advice.
NSW Health has requested anyone who has been unwell or if you develop any symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell/taste, muscle/joint pains, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting or extreme tiredness to be tested at one of the COVID-19 testing clinics.
Further information about COVID-19 is available on the NSW Government website.
The NSW Department of Education will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff is maintained.
The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is of paramount importance to us at all times. As such we will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure that all necessary health advice is adhered to.
While we recognise this will be disruptive and inconvenient for families, it is important that we follow NSW Health advice and take all necessary precautions to minimise the risk of further transmission to support our community.
Thank you for your ongoing support.