Our school will be open to welcome students back to onsite learning from the beginning of Term 3 – Tuesday 21 July 2020.
As you would be aware the border between NSW and Victoria closed as of 12:01am 8 July 2020. NSW border community residents will be allowed to travel across the border in both directions by applying for and obtaining a permit.
For staff and students who reside in Victoria (Victorian border community residents)
The closure of the border means that all staff and students who reside in Victorian border towns will need a border entry permit to travel from Victoria to NSW. This will need to be carried with you at all times and checked at the checkpoints. This permit is valid for 14 days from the date of issue.
For staff and students who reside in NSW (NSW border community residents)
The closure of the border means that all staff and students who live on the NSW side of the border, in a border town will not need to do anything different unless you have travelled to Victoria. In this case you will need to self-isolate for 14 days before returning to school.
NSW border community residents will be allowed to travel across the border in both directions by applying for and obtaining a permit.
For staff and students who reside in Victoria who are not a border community resident
Those who reside in Victoria who are not eligible for a cross-border resident permit will not be able to cross the border each day to attend work or school due to self-isolation requirements. Staff and students unable to attend school will be supported through remote working and learning via the online learning hubs until they are able to return to on campus teaching and learning.
Staff and students who have travelled through or visited Victoria
As you would be aware the border between NSW and Victoria closed as of 12:01am 8 July 2020.
All staff and students returning from Victoria after this time must have a permit to enter NSW and are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
With the exception of staff and students who reside in a border town, all other staff and students who have been in Victoria in the 14 days before the commencement of school should not attend school until they complete the 14 days self-isolation period since they left Victoria.
NSW Health has requested anyone who has been in Victoria and is unwell or has flu-like symptoms arrange to be tested through their local medical practitioner or one of the COVID-19 clinics.
Transport for NSW has advised that there will be a number of checkpoints along the border with remaining roads to be closed. A number of changes have already been made to assist travel across the border.
We have confirmed with the bus operators that the school services will run as scheduled to and from schools.
For staff and students who travel by car, road closures and detours are available on Live Traffic.
Please note that travel times may be affected as a result of these closures, which may include the bus services.
We would like to remind our community the most important action you can take is to practise good hand hygiene and physical distancing. Our school will be vigilant in implementing these requirements to minimise the risk at school.