Community Updates

Thursday 31 July 

On Thursday 31 July, the Principal provided an update to the School community in response to the COVID-19 cases reported by Queensland Health and the locations at South Bank which were identified on the website:
https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-events/doh-media-releases/releases/public-health-alert-three-new-covid-19-cases

One member of the School’s staff has been directed to self-isolate for 14 days by Queensland Health, as a precautionary measure. This person recently visited one of the locations that were identified on the website. This individual is now and will continue to work closely with Queensland Health, and they will remain in self-isolation until medical clearance is given.  

There is very low risk to the School. Since possible exposure, the staff member attended the campus for a minimal period, and had limited contact with students. 

The School will maintain its additional cleaning measures, including disinfecting and sanitising all touchpoints daily to minimise the spread of any possible infection. 

At this time, I would ask for your continued attentiveness in applying common-sense preventative measures:

  • Practise social distancing measures, whenever possible, by staying 1.5m away from others.
  • Avoid kissing, hugging, shaking hands and other forms of contact.
  • Avoid people who have compromised immune systems due to illness or medical treatment.
  • Practise good hand, sneeze and cough hygiene. Wash hands regularly with soap or use the hand sanitizer if the soap is unavailable.
  • Cover your mouth with elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing, with immediate disposal of used tissues.
  • Avoid touching your face and mouth.

The School community is encouraged to remain alert, but not alarmed. We are in this situation together, and it is important to continue to show kindness and empathy to all.