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Oran O'Connor   17 Mar 2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus Mitigation Efforts

The effects of COVID-19 on the community have been clearly established around the world. In order to mitigate the effects on operations of Scola and our local community, we are asking for open and transparent communication related to the matter. In doing our part, we have put in place some stringent measures for dealing with COVID-19 for our families, children and the community at large.
 
Any person(s) who have travelled overseas in the last 14 days must remain isolated from Scola Early Learning for 14 days. These person(s) must also refrain from interacting with families enrolled at Scola Early Learning during this time. Any families enrolled who engage with an isolated person will also need to be isolated from the centre for 14 days. This is enacted even in the case that there are no symptoms present.
 
Any person(s) that have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, is undergoing testing for COVID-19 or has had a confirmed case for either themselves or a member of their family must isolate in their home for a period of no less than 14 days.

Looking to book a tour? We’ve got to check you at the border! We’ll need your response to these 3 questions:

  1. Have you, or your family, recently been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
  2. Have you travelled overseas in the last 14 days?
  3. Are you, or your family, currently being tested for COVID-19?

Preventative measures include:

  1. Practising good sneeze/cough hygiene;
  2. Washing your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating and after going to the toilet;
  3. Cover your cough and sneeze with your inner-elbow, disposing of tissues, and using alcohol-based sanitiser;
  4. If unwell, avoid contact with others (staying more than 1.5 metres away from people).

For all of our existing families, extensive additional preventative measures are in place which will have already been shared with you. Please contact Centre Leadership immediately if you have not received anything. 

Additional preventative measures are in place or team members.

While coronavirus is of concern, it is important to remember that most people displaying symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or tiredness are likely suffering with a cold or other respiratory illness – not coronavirus.
 
For the latest advice, information and resources, go to www.health.gov.au
 
Call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450. The phone number of your state or territory public health agency is available at www.health.gov.au/state-territory-contacts.
 
If you have concerns about your health, speak to your doctor.

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