iServi News | 13 March 2020 | Term 1, Week 6
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Health Update
As detailed in our SEQTA communications to all families, Catholic Education Western Australia is acting on advice from health authorities to provide schools with relevant information and updates on COVID-19 coronavirus, available here.
The College is supporting our community through the public health concerns involving coronavirus (COVID-19), and working directly with our students and staff.
There are personal responsibilities that we’re asking everyone at Servite College to take. With this in mind, here are ways we can support each other:
Only communicate accurate information
Misinformation and rumours, shared in person, on social media, or via any other communication, will not be tolerated. The College remains the only official provider of information. Students must report rumours to their Head of Community and discourage other students from spreading misinformation.
Show your care for each other
We are stronger as a community when we work together to stay safe from coronavirus infection.
Look after your health
Follow the precautions to help reduce your risk of getting sick. You should wash your hands after using the bathroom, blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or caring for a sick person, and before eating. Other precautions include avoiding touching your face, staying home when you’re sick, and cleaning surfaces that you touch a lot, like your phone.
The College is routinely communicating current coronavirus advice to all families and staff, including regular updates as needed.
The advice to all members of the community remains to monitor your health, self-isolate if you become unwell, and seek medical attention as required.
There are zero confirmed cases of coronavirus within the Servite College school community and a clear management plan is in place for dealing with any confirmed cases, including full school communications.
Please keep up to date with the regular communications we are sending and thank you for your continued support in this significant public health matter.
Parents and staff who are considering personal international travel are asked to refer to the Department of Health and Smart Traveller websites to ensure they are aware of current travel restrictions and advice prior to embarking on their travels. These sites should also be checked regularly prior to their return to Australia as the information changes regularly.
The Australian Government continues to monitor international public health information and may amend travel restrictions, health screening and self-quarantine requirements. Parents and staff who undertake personal international travel are asked to consider their preparedness to self-quarantine for 14 days following their arrival in Australia should this be required.
Mr Jeff Allen