Virus crisis / Lyneham High closed

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A CASE of COVID-19 infection connected to Lyneham High School has been identified and the school will be closed from tomorrow (March 23) for all students and staff.

Education Minister Yvette berry says: “This temporary closure will enable the school and health officials to work through a contact and containment strategy. This includes identifying and notifying any person who has been in recent contact with the affected person and for a thorough clean of the school.

“Lyneham High School staff, students, parents and carers are not required to self-quarantine at home unless they have already been contacted directly by ACT Health. Anyone who is unwell should stay at home.

“All other schools will be open tomorrow, however pupil-free days will begin from Tuesday, March 24, through to the school holidays for all schools, government and non-government.

“This will provide schools and teachers with time to prepare for a range of learning delivery options, including online, similar to how distance education is provided in remote areas.

“Schools are not closing.

“The ACT school system is prepared to transition to alternative teaching models from term 2. Government schools are well placed for this shift, having invested significantly in devices for students and digital capability over recent years.”

 

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