11 Mar, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice

As you are aware, there has been an outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) both overseas and here in Australia.

Stage School Australia continues to review and update its coronavirus response on the basis of Department of Education and Training (DET) advice and is following the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines to protect the health and safety of our students, families and staff in the prevention of the Coronavirus.

The Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness from the common cold to more severe diseases. Common symptoms of the virus can include fever, flu like symptoms (such as coughing, sore throat and headaches) and difficult breathing. Please visit the government department of health website for more information.

If your child is experiencing any of the above symptoms or has been in close contact with a person with a confirmed case, please advise Stage School on 8199 8344 immediately. Please do not attend class or the venue until you have clearance from your doctor.

Prevention – Let’s all work together

To prevent the spread of Coronavirus, please:

* wash your hands (thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds), or use hand sanitizer

* cough or sneeze into the crook of your harm not into your hands, or into a tissue which is immediately thrown away

* avoid contact with wild or farm animals as well as avoiding people who are confirmed to have the virus.

Venues

Classes are continuing as normal in line with government recommendations about schools remaining open.  However, at the following locations the schools have chosen to stop having external hirers at this time – Brighton (Grammar, Firbank and Urwin Centre), Hoppers Crossing (Thomas Carr College) and Mornington Secondary College.  We will work to make up classes in Term 2 and keep families advised.

 

We will continue to review the situation as it evolves to ensure that the health and safety of all students, families and staff remains paramount.  If any changes are made to classes at your venue you will be advised by email as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your support,

Stage School Australia