Virus crisis / Lyneham High closed

Share Canberra's trusted news:

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.”


Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleVirus crisis / ACT expands testing criteria
Next articleVirus crisis / Canberra ordered to start closing down

Leave a Reply