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Back to school plan 2022

 
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​Back to school arrangements for 7 February - 4 March

Download the Back to school plan (PDF, 771KB)   from Queensland Education for a summary of the COVID-safe measures in place for Term 1, including some specific arrangements for the period 7 February – 4 March 2022. 

Please visit the Department of Education page   for full details but key points are below. 

Key features of the plan

  • Priority access to Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) at Queensland Health testing clinics for students and staff who have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • RATs available in schools for students and staff who develop symptoms while on site.
  • Mandatory mask wearing for staff in all schools, and all high school students
  • Suspension of school camps, excursions, assemblies, and large gatherings.
  • Limiting visitors on school sites, with exceptions for parents and carers of students experiencing vulnerability
  • Limiting face-to-face staff meetings, professional development, and face-to-face parent-teacher interviews.

Curriculum activities and school sport will continue as normal during this time.
These are in addition to the range of measures we already have in place.

To keep our school communities COVID-19 safe, students and staff must not attend school if they are sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19.


Priority rapid antigen testing for staff and students

If you are sick/symptomatic

  • To keep our school communities COVID-19 safe, students and staff must not attend school if they are unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms .
  • Staff and students should attend their local Queensland Health testing clinic where they will be prioritised to receive a rapid antigen test (RAT).
  • If the test result is negative and the staff member or student is well, they can return to school. If the test is positive, the staff member or student will need to follow Queensland Health quarantine and isolation requirements .

If you become symptomatic at school

  • Students will be immediately isolated in a safe place, and their parents or carers will be contacted to collect their child.
  • When the student is collected, the parent or carer will receive a RAT to administer at home.
  • Staff members will immediately leave the school and be provided with a RAT to administer at home.
  • If the test result is negative and the student or staff member is well, they can return to school. If the test is positive, they will need to follow Queensland Health quarantine and isolation requirements.
This plan ensures that staff and students have priority access to RATs at Queensland Health testing clinics.

Face masks

  • All high school students including those who are under 12 years of age, all school staff (primary and high school), along with volunteers, family members, contractors and other visitors are required to wear masks at while at school, unless an exception  applies.
  • Face masks may be removed in some circumstances (e.g. if physical distancing can be maintained).
  • Please regularly check the Queensland Government website to stay up-to-date with the current COVID-19 restrictions for wearing face masks, as this advice can change frequently.​

Suspension of school camps, excursions, assemblies, and large gatherings

From 7 February – 4 March 2022, school camps, excursions, assemblies and large gatherings are suspended. More information to follow.

Limiting visitors on site

We are limiting visitors on site, with exceptions for parents and carers of students experiencing vulnerability.

Other questions? 

​If you have additional questions, please visit the Queensland Education Back to school page   and check their Frequently asked questions section. ​

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Last reviewed 01 February 2022
Last updated 01 February 2022