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COVID-19 update: End-of-year events and cross-border travel

26 August 2020

We received this information from the Department for Eduction on 26 August 2020.

End-of-year events

End-of-year events such as graduation ceremonies, presentation nights, formals, concerts, and Christmas events are important dates on our school and preschool calendars.

These events can go ahead providing government health advice (physical distancing, room density and hygiene) is strictly followed.

Please note that circumstances regarding the presence of COVID-19 within South Australia can change. Planned events may be subject to sudden change or cancellation in accordance with the latest public health advice.

Please see Advice to schools and preschools: end-of-year events in 2020 for more detailed information 

Cross-border travel

From 12.01 am Friday 28 August, restrictions along the border of South Australia and Victoria will be eased and the 40km buffer zone for cross border communities will be reinstated.

Department for Education employees and students residing in Victoria (within the 40 km zone) will be able to travel into South Australia to go to work, school or preschool under their essential traveller status.

School buses will operate as usual from Friday morning.

If you had cross-border community member essential traveller status prior to 12.01 Friday 21 August 2020 (which is the original paper based document) or you received a revocation notice, you will need to re-apply. Otherwise your status has been reinstated.

People aged 16 years and over will still be required to have a COVID-19 test every seven days. 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 seven days until further notice.

We look forward to seeing all of our students and staff back at school and preschool on Friday!

More information

If you have any questions about managing the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace, please call the department’s COVID-19 Information Line on 8226 2000 (8am to 5pm).

You can also call the Australian Government’s coronavirus health information line on 1800 020 080. The line operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week.