COVID-19 Information and Updates

NEW UPDATES FOR TERM 2 – 2022

This page provides up to date information and ongoing updates regarding COVID-19. Information has been collated from the relevant government agencies including ACT and NSW Health.

Current status: as at 27 April 2022.


Staff and Service Provider Vaccination Reporting Portal

Click here for access

School Roadmap & Advice

ACT

NSW


For Positive COVID Cases

If there is a positive case in your child’s class or year group, your child can continue to attend school (K-12).

If a student or staff member receives a positive RAT test, they need to:

  • notify the school of the positive RAT or PCR test result as soon as possible
  • Isolate for 7 days and follow the advice of ACT / NSW Health.

Negative results do not need to be reported to Health Authorities NSW or to the school.

Schools will inform their community when there is a positive case in the school and guide families on Health advice, including monitoring for symptoms. Parents should expect regular communication with details of any impacted year groups or cohorts.


As COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, we believe it is vital to address any concerns for the mental and emotional health of our school communities. Catholic Education has highly effective student support structures and resources in place to help build students’ resilience. These may also assist to alleviate any anxiety or concerns related to COVID-19 and its impact. They include:

Talking to Your Child About COVID-19

Children and young people, while not considered to be in a high risk category, may be exposed to news reports, social media and general discussions about unfolding events. Parent resources are available to help guide the conversation around coronavirus.

Catholic Education has prepared a general information sheet on Looking after Yourself During Lockdown.

School.tv has released a helpful short video that contains helpful details on how to talk to your child about the pandemic. Other resources to guide the conversation include:

For advice on maintaining positive mental health, Beyond BlueHeadspace and Reachout are all reliable sources.

The Smiling Mind app is a free tool to promote mindfulness and also includes information on how to support children in times of crisis.

Support is also available through the following phone counselling services:


Government Resources


More information is available from various agencies following the links below: