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COVID-19 update: Thebarton Senior College

12 August 2020

We received this information from the Department for Education this morning

Anyone who was physically present on the site of Thebarton Senior College, including students, employees and contractors on 29 July, 30 July or 31 July 2020 must either quarantine or self-isolate for 14 days from the date they were at the site.

At this stage attendance at the college on 6 August does not extend this period.

All close contacts have been contacted by SA Health and are quarantining in a medihotel in the CBD.  If a household member of a close contact works in an aged care, health care or disability care, they should have a COVID-19 test and self-isolate.

All casual contacts must self-isolate at home. SA Health have advised that if casual contacts are self-isolating in accordance with the guidelines, other people who live in the same house are not required to self-isolate, and can go to school and work. If the people living in the same house as someone self-isolating works in health care, aged care or disability care they should monitor themselves closely for any symptoms and have a COVID-19 test if they develop any symptoms (even extremely mild symptoms).

More details about self-isolating at home can be found on the SA Health website.

SA Health has confirmed that no other schools are affected.

If a staff member or student from another school attended Thebarton Senior College on 29, 30 or 31 July, and then returned to their own school, no further action is required by the school they returned to.

Only the staff member or student who physically attended Thebarton Senior College must self-isolate, unless SA Health has advised them directly of additional isolation requirements.

This is a challenging time for our staff, students and their families who have been impacted by this unfortunate situation. Please continue to show them your full support.

More information

SA Health FAQs

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 government’s coronavirus health information line on 1800 020 080. The line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.