We are COVID Safe 
This page outlines our risk management strategies to ensure our school community's health and safety. 

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COVID-19: What we are doing to address Health & Safety at school

 

Our Daily COVID-19 Hygiene Procedures:

  1. ​As usual a major clean is done after the school week by our lovely cleaner Mel, but we have extended the length of time now to include more surface cleaning.

  2. TFCS has also employed Sky to sanitise and wipe down all classrooms and publicly shared areas at the end of each day.

  3. Staff are wiping down classrooms at recess and lunch.

  4. Hand sanitiser dispensers are available in all classrooms and public areas. 

  5. Children are washing their hands before eating and before entering and leaving the classrooms.

  6. Teachers are making hygiene education part of daily activities and are reminding children of good hygiene practices and explaining why it is important. 

  7. As much as possible, students are maintaining social distancing in classrooms and outdoors.

  8. To ensure safe play time, staff are providing active supervision during recess and lunch. 

  9. Any staff member or child who displays any cold or flu like symptoms are being instructed to please stay home. If any person in your family has been tested, then all members of the family must stay home until a negative result is obtained. No student is to be at school if a family member has been tested and is awaiting their results. ​

  10. Students who do not undertake a COVID-19 test will not be permitted to return to school for a 10-day period. Additionally, they must be symptom-free for at least 3 days prior to returning to school.

We ask you to help us by:

  1. Not sending your child/ren to school in they have any cold or flu-like symptoms and obtaining a negative COVID test result before sending them back to school.

    • If any person in your family has been tested, then all members of the family must stay home until a negative result is obtained. No student is to be at school if a family member has been tested and is awaiting their results.

  2. trying to make the settling in process as quick as possible so as to avoid too many people in the school. To help us limit the number of children and adults in the school setting, please don't hang around and try to avoid bringing other members with you.

  3. not allowing your child to bring in toys from home.

  4. ensuring you are packing a water bottle and enough food for the day. Students have fruit at munch and crunch, a recess and a lunch. It is preferred that the bubblers are not used.

  5. on arriving home, getting your child/ren wash their hands and change their clothes to avoid spreading anything to your family.

*Please contact staff or a committee member is you have any questions or concerns.

COVID Precautions:

In addition to the hygiene and safety measures we have already put in place, we are following recommendations from the NSW Health to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission in NSW school communities.

The following measures are in place.

  • ​All staff, contractors, parents/carers and visitors to the site are required to QR code check in and out and sanitise their hands on arrival.

  • Mandatory mask wearing by all staff, contractors, parents/carers and any visitors onsite.

  • Parents and carers are advised to only come onsite if necessary and are encouraged to pick up and drop off at the gate.

  • If parents and carers must come onsite they are encouraged not to linger unnecessarily.

  • In accordance with advice from NSW Health, parents and carers are reminded NOT to send children to school if they are unwell, even if they have the mildest flu-like symptoms.

  • NSW Health has requested that schools encourage anyone who is unwell or has even mild flu-like symptoms, to arrange to be tested through their local medical practitioner or one of the COVID-19 clinics.

  • Students and staff with flu-like symptoms need to be tested and provide a copy of a negative COVID-19 test result and be symptom-free before being permitted to return to school.

  • Students who do not undertake a COVID-19 test will not be permitted to return to school for a 10-day period. Additionally, they must be symptom-free for at least 3 days prior to returning to school.

  • Students who have seasonal allergic rhinitis or another condition that presents similarly to flu-like symptoms are still required to get tested for COVID-19 and return a negative test result. Where their symptoms continue beyond 10 days, students should provide documentation from their GP confirming their symptoms are typical for their condition.

  • If any person in your family has been tested, then all members of the family must stay home until a negative result is obtained. No student is to be at school if a family member has been tested and is awaiting their results.

In addition, all roster day involvement is temporarily suspended and roster day and family work days’ fees are wavered for term 4, 2021.

 

More information can be found at www.health.nsw.gov.au

*Please contact staff or a committee member if you have any questions or concerns.