School community member tests positive
Umina Beach Public School was advised twice last week that a member of the school community had recently tested positive to Covid-19.
On Thursday, February 3, the school was advised students in Stage 3 (Years 5-6) and staff who worked with this group of students may have had contact with a person who was infectious with Covid-19.
On Friday, February 4, the school was advised students in Stage 1 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 exposures in school settings, NSW Health has provided advice on testing and isolation recommendations for the community following exposure to Covid-19 that should be considered when making decisions for your child and family," said principal Ms Karen Wardlaw.
"You are reminded that staff and students cannot 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 or taste, muscle-joint pains, diarrhoea, nausea-vomiting, extreme tiredness, unexplained chest pain or conjunctivitis (eye infection).
"If symptoms occur at any time, you should not attend school and should undertake a rapid antigen test.
"If a rapid antigen test is positive, you should isolate as someone who has tested positive to Covid-19.
"If you cannot access a rapid antigen test, you can attend a PCR (nose and throat swab) testing clinic.
"The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students are paramount at all times."
Website, 4 Feb 2022
Karen Wardlaw, Umina Beach Public School