Executive Director's Update to Principals #9: COVID Update - 22 Feb 2021
Prayer for Uncertain Times
Lord Jesus Christ, light of this world, thank you for the hope you have given us.
Help us to give our worries to you and, above all, to trust in your unfailing love.
For you have promised us "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you."
Almighty God, our protector, let us trust in you to carry us through this time of uncertainty.
Jesus, hear our cries as we mourn those who've left us.
Whatever tomorrow may bring, we will praise your name.
Prayer: Sasha Breakenridge, CAFOD volunteer
Current School Operations Guide
The current Term 1 School Operations Guide is available to download.
School-Hosted Events Held Off-Site
For school-hosted events held off-site (eg. athletics carnival), parental or visitor attendance will depend on the venue’s COVID-Safe Plan. Schools will need to contact the venue to clarify both numbers allowed and other requirements. Contact tracing measures and sanitary precautions are mandatory, so schools will need to ensure properly manned entry and exit point/s.
Cleaning and Personal Hygiene Products
COVIDSafe routine cleaning involves daily end-of-school-day cleaning, with a particular focus on cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces.
Progressive cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the school day is no longer required, noting that schools have in place a range of complementary COVIDSafe strategies to reduce transmission risk; eg. availability of hand sanitisers and increased frequency of washing hands.
Schools may wish to have available high quality cleaning sprays in classrooms for an end of day spot clean of high touch areas to complement existing arrangements with their cleaning provider.
Masks in Places of Worship
Prior to the circuit breaker lockdown, Bishop Paul circulated notes on the present Victorian COVIDSafe Directives in relation to places of worship following the reinstatement of wearing face masks inside buildings, including churches, at all times except when eating or drinking. These directives are again applicable until further notice.
Current Restrictions List
The current list of COVIDSafe Summer Restrictions as of 11:59pm Wednesday 17 February is available.
Next COVID-19 Update
We will continue to send out COVID-19 updates on an as needs basis. Please liaise with your Education Consultant with any questions or concerns.
Stay safe and continue to look after each other…