Covid Update

IMPORTANT - Positive COVID Case at Claremont College - Updated 17/3/23

Dear School Community,

We have been advised that a member of the school community in Year 4 has recently tested positive to COVID-19.

Students in Year 4 and staff who worked with this group of students may have had contact with a person who was infectious with COVID-19.

While testing and isolation is no longer mandatory for being exposed to someone with COVID-19 in school settings, NSW Health has provided advice on testing guidelines for our school communities following exposure to COVID-19 that should be considered when making decisions for your child and family if this situation arises at your school.

You are reminded that students and staff should not attend school if they are showing any symptoms of COVID-19.

  • These include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell/taste, muscle/joint pains, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting, extreme tiredness, unexplained chest pain or conjunctivitis (eye infection).

You are encouraged to undertake a rapid antigen test. Register the positiveRAHT result on the Service NSW App (this is no longer mandatory, howeverNSW Health continues to strongly recommend doing so). Parents and carers are reminded to please ensure that you select your school name when prompted when registering a positive test for your child.

Please inform the school via email

Your child is strongly encouraged to wear a mask when returning to school, if they are returning within 5 days of testing positive. If someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, please monitor your child for symptoms, and complete daily RAHT tests prior to attending school.

Please contact the office if you require RAHT kits, as we still have a good number available for members of our school community.

The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff across NSW are paramount at all times. As such, we will continue to ensure that all necessary health advice is closely followed. This advice may change due to a growing number of infections currently within our community.

Thank you for your support.

Doug Thomas