Catholic Education South Australia

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Catholic Schools are following the advice of government agencies concerning how coronavirus impacts students, staff and parents.

Our focus is on minimising risk and ensuring we do all that we can to ensure our communities are safe.

COVID Safe Measures in Schools

Students and staff should stay away from school if they are unwell or are displaying COVID-19 symptoms. This remains the most effective control against an outbreak of COVID-19 in a school community.

Monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms

It is important that parents continue to actively monitor children for any COVID-19 symptoms. If any symptoms develop (even mild symptoms) students must not attend school and should follow SA Health advice. If a positive result is advised, you will need to let the school know as soon as possible.

To protect our school communities, staff and students should note:

  • If you are unwell, please stay home. 
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms, you should get tested for COVID-19. 
  • If you have COVID-19, please stay at home until your acute symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, cough and fever) have cleared. In consideration for the health of others, when you return to school, please wear a mask while indoors until 7 days have passed since your symptoms first started or since you tested positive (whichever is earliest).

Preventing illness

Maintaining good hygiene standards is a critical way to reduce the risk of infection.

All children and staff are encouraged to:

  • wash their hands regularly, particularly after using the toilet and before eating
  • avoid spreading infections to others by staying home if they are unwell
  • cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue.

SA Health encourages parents to provide children with their own personal, labelled and named drink water bottles.

School activities

School activities have resumed with COVID safe protocols in place.

Parents are welcome on school grounds and should comply with all COVID safety requirements if need be. 


Vaccination is the best way to reduce your child’s risk of becoming seriously unwell with COVID-19.

We encourage families to prioritise their child's COVID vaccination. You can learn more about vaccination on the SA Health website.

Got questions?

Questions or concerns should be directed to your school or college principal in the first instance.

If you or your children experience any anxiety, distress or concern in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Beyond Blue offers wellbeing advice.

Get the Facts

For the latest information, please refer to the following government resource: