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.
For the latest information, please refer to the following government resources:
Questions or concerns should be directed to your school or college principal in the first instance. You can also call the government's coronavirus health information line on 1800 020 080. This line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you or your children experience any anxiety, distress or concern in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Beyond Blue offers wellbeing advice.
Updated on Thursday July 30 2020
We expect all students who are well and not considered vulnerable to COVID-19 to attend school or preschool.
Students are required to attend school unless they are:
Mandatory COVID-19 test required every 7 days for essential travellers
This information is particularly relevant to families of our schools in the South East.
Essential travellers crossing the border into South Australia aged 16 or over are now required to have a COVID-19 test every 7 days.
Staff and students (aged 16 years and over) who cross the border need to be tested as soon as possible.
Evidence of a COVID-19 test, or a COVID-19 test result must be provided to an authorised officer (on request) relating to a test completed in the previous 7 days. It will then be necessary to keep being tested every 7 days until further notice.
Vulnerability to COVID-19
Employees and students who are considered vulnerable to COVID-19 should consult their medical practitioner when deciding to return to the workplace or school.
The government’s coronavirus health information line on 1800 020 080.
Physical distancing at school
Our schools are following the advice of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC). The AHPPC does not believe that it is appropriate or practical for students and children to maintain physical distancing requirements in classrooms or corridors.
All adults must continue to follow the density and physical distancing guidelines outlined by SA Health.
Resumption of activities (from 29 June)
From Monday 29 June, the following listed activities can resume at the direction of a school principal, providing government health advice and physical distancing requirements are strictly followed:
Essential service staff – such as psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers - can attend schools, preschools and early childhood services at the request of the principal. Online or remote site supports are encouraged to proceed where it is appropriate.
Restrictions that remain in place
Camps and excursions
Principals can consider requests to conduct camps and excursions in line with the guidance provided by government, health and CESA officials.
All Catholic schools in SA are providing fee remissions to families financially impacted by COVID-19.
For Catholic schools governed by the Archdiocese of Adelaide and the Diocese of Pt Pirie, families who have lost significant income due to COVID-19 will receive a total school fee remission effective immediately, initially for a period of 3 months.
Parents should contact their child’s school for more information.