06 March COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Living Waters Lutheran College is committed to reducing the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) entering our College or being passed on within our community.  This is understandably a concerning time for the whole community and not just schools.

We ask for the full support of our school families, as we work together to understand and address this world wide health crisis..

The College will continue to follow advice for schools from the Australian and Western Australian governments. You can access Australian Government advice athttps://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-resources. If you scroll down this webpage you will find a heading ‘For parents of school-aged children’. Click on the link below the heading for an update with information for schools, early childhood centres, students and parents. It provides general information and responses to key questions.

To help minimise any spread of illness, I ask that no student, parent/caregiver or volunteer attends the College if they are unwell particularly if they have symptoms that may be consistent with corona virus.  I am asking my staff to do the same.

We also ask that all students, parents/caregivers, staff and volunteers follow Government recommendations for people returning from specified overseas travel, including those contained on www.smartraveller.gov.au

We request that you immediately advise the College if your child or a close family member has symptoms consistent with or is diagnosed with the coronavirus.  Symptoms can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly. People with coronavirus may experience: fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue, shortness of breath.

If a student becomes unwell in a way indicative of corona virus at school, they will be isolated and their parents will be contacted to collect them as a matter of urgency.

The College will conduct sessions for students on washing hands, coughing and sneezing etiquette and other relevant hygiene practices. Please reinforce these practices at home. Information on hygiene practices may be found here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

We will continue to examine our practices in relation to the corona virus such as cleaning and sharing of equipment to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

Finally, the College will plan for ways to continue to engage with our students during any prolonged periods of absence.

We will keep you informed as health advice changes.  If you have any questions or comments please contact Mr Pienaar, College Principal.

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