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COVID-19 restrictions at ACT Public Schools have prioritised the health and safety of all staff and students.

29 June 2020

Families will soon be able to attend scheduled events at ACT schools as part of the ACT Education Directorate's roadmap for public schools, based on the ACT Government’s COVID-19 recovery plan.

This roadmap sets out a planned further easing of restrictions on student, parent and carer involvement in school activities, in line with broader easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

From term 3, schools can welcome back families for scheduled events such as parent teacher interviews and small assemblies with physical distancing and hygiene measures in place.

Onsite discos and celebrations can go ahead with no limitations on student numbers and parents and carers are welcome.

Fundraising events will also be able to happen but with limitations on numbers in line with ACT groups and gatherings restrictions.

Overnight excursions will be allowed to go ahead at Birrigai and interstate excursions and camps can resume where they are a necessary part of a student’s education program. Schools must adhere to COVID-19 rules within the state they are travelling.

Interschool sport can continue within the ACT region with groups of under 100, including adults.

Check with your school to find out which specific activities they are reintroducing and when.

Students will also be expected to return to on-campus learning and normal attendance, unless a student is considered vulnerable to COVID-19.

If your child has any kind of illness, even if it is just a runny nose, they must not come to school.

If a child in an ACT public school is unwell, their parents will be asked to collect them. Schools will be stricter in implementing these rules than parents might be used to, but it is for the health and safety of everyone in ACT school communities.

The roadmap, advice for schools from the Chief Health Officer and updated frequently asked questions can be found at education.act.gov.au/home.

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