NSW Health: New guidance for activities at NSW schools
The NSW government has responded to calls from the IEU calling for new and strengthened guidance around acceptable activities in NSW schools. NSW Health have today release this new guidance for permittable activities in NSW schools.
This information is from the NSW Education website, and was last updated on 17 August 2020.
Students and staff with flu-like symptoms will need to provide a copy of a negative COVID-19 test result before being permitted to return to school.
Schools are not required to conduct widespread temperature screening or mandate the wearing of a mask.
All schools will be vigilant when implementing infection control, physical distancing and personal hygiene protocols to protect the health and safety of students and staff. Schools will promote the need to follow good hygiene practices such as:
- regularly washing hands
- avoiding sharing drinks or food
- coughing or sneezing into your elbow, or a tissue which should be discarded immediately
- filling water bottles from bubblers rather than using the bubbler directly.
School activities/school site usage
Activities/site usage that can take place
If you have any concerns around your school's adherence to these guidelines, contact your union organiser and the IEU will support you 100% in ensuring the safest possible working environment.