26 September 2023

Call for reopened schools to be COVID-safe

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Queensland’s Education and Health Ministers have issued a joint statement urging schools to stay COVID safe now that Term 3 is under way.

Minister for Education, Grace Grace said State school communities were no strangers to listening to the health advice.

“Our schools have done a stellar job in keeping COVID safe throughout the pandemic,” Ms Grace said.

“It is important that they all continue to follow the Government’s health advice,” she said.

“In addition, parents and or carers are discouraged from congregating in or around the school, in the car park, at drop-off and pick-up, outside classrooms or at the school gate.”

Minister for Health, Yvette D’Ath thanked school communities for following the rules.

“We’re not out of the woods yet and I encourage Queenslanders to continue to do the right thing so we can all stay safe,” Ms D’Ath said.

“Everyone needs to remember to social distance, stay home if sick and get tested if they have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild,” she said.

“Parents and teachers should continue to practice good hygiene and wash their hands often and encourage children to do so.”

The two Ministers congratulated school communities for listening to the health advice and keeping the virus out of schools.

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