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Frequently asked questions for parents

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Visit the Early childhood website for early childhood education and care advice.

In line with Queensland Health advice, state schools will continue to adhere to physical distancing and enhanced hygiene measures in order to provide COVID-safe facilities and protect the health, safety and wellbeing of students, staff and the school community.

The following information is provided to assist parents and carers.

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At school

What are schools doing to limit transmission of COVID-19?

Transport arrangements continue to operate for students, including specialist school transport for students with disability.

Please see the Queensland COVID planning framework and additional information on school transport for details.

Health and wellbeing

Health support will continue to be provided to students attending school. As well as practising and promoting high standards of hygiene, schools will ensure that staff use personal protective equipment (PPE) for specialised health procedures as advised by Queensland Health.

Please see the Queensland COVID planning framework and additional information on health support procedures for details.

Attendance and reporting

School activities

Instrumental music programs, ensembles and choirs can rehearse, provided COVID safety protocols are in place.

Please see the Queensland COVID planning framework and additional information on Instrumental music programs, ensembles and choirs for further details.

On-site facilities

Principals may negotiate the use of their facilities for external users if the external user has met the requirements of Queensland Health approved COVID Safe Industry Plans.

If groups are not covered by an approved COVID Safe Industry Plan, the principal must ensure all measures have been taken to meet departmental and Chief Health Officer requirements.

Please see the Queensland COVID planning framework for details.

School visitors

Schools will ensure any visitors entering the school grounds, including parents, carers, adult volunteers and visiting specialists, comply with on-site health and safety measures.

Parents’ and carers’ contact details are recorded in our school systems and can be used for contact tracing by Queensland Health if needed.

All other visitors need to adhere to COVID school visitor and sign-in arrangements.

There are some circumstances when visitors are not permitted on site. Please see the Queensland COVID planning framework and additional information on visitors for further details.

COVID normal’ health practices apply to all adults on school sites. These include physical distancing between adults, not exceeding occupant density limits for rooms and regular COVID-safe hygiene measures.

Please do not attend any school site if you are unwell.

*Please note as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, plans are subject to change.

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Last updated 25 January 2021