Dear members of the Collegiate Community,
The Prime Minister announced today (1 February) that due to the escalation of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak all travellers from mainland China will be denied entry to Australia unless they are an Australian citizen effective 2 February.
Students who have visited anywhere in mainland China are not permitted to attend Collegiate until they have been back in Australia for 14 days. As Term 1 commences on 3 February 2020, your child will need to have been in Australia by 20 January to commence school on 3 February.
During this time, you should be on the alert for symptoms related to a fever or respiratory symptoms. These include a cough, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, a sore throat, or a runny nose. Please visit your local GP if these symptoms are present, calling them prior to arriving to advise them of the circumstances.
Please let us know if your child is displaying any symptoms of the virus by contacting us directly on email@example.com
If you have any questions, the following website provides regular updates on the virus https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus. Please refer to this reliable source of information ahead of others.
We will continue to update our advice as more information becomes available. The health and well-being of our students is always front of mind and we thank you for your assistance with this situation. I look forward to seeing all our students return to school at the appropriate time.
Dr Adam Forsyth