– UPDATE FOR PARENTS REGARDING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS –

– UPDATE FOR PARENTS REGARDING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS –

The Department of Health has a factsheet for parents and more information on the virus at http://bit.ly/2RzdkNK. You can also access the healthdirect helpline on 1800 300 243.

We are acting on the Department of Health’s advice and implementing necessary precautions for all public schools across Western Australia.

Health advise that if a student has been in contact with someone who has contracted the virus, they should seek medical advice and stay away from school until they are clear of symptoms for 14 days.

As an extra precaution, if a student has travelled to or through China or Hong Kong in the past two weeks, parents are asked to keep them away from school for a period of 14 days from the date they returned to Perth.

This is a precaution as the incubation period for this virus can be up to 14 days. After that time, and no symptoms, the student may attend school.

The Department of Health WA advises that the risk of transmission remains low; they are monitoring the situation.

*PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL DIRECTLY SHOULD YOUR CHILD BE AWAY OR AFFECTED BY THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS*

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