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Protocol for temporary site closure due to COVID-19

(This page was last updated 30 April 2020).

If a confirmed case of COVID-19 is identified in a staff member, student or child in one of our sites, the Department for Education will enact its protocols and follow SA Health advice.

The site will be temporarily closed for a minimum of 24 hours.

This will allow public health officials to identify and notify any close contacts and advise on treatment and self-isolation. The decision to close a school is taken carefully and is based on what the investigation shows, including when the individual was infectious and their last contact.

The site will also undergo a thorough clean. It will only reopen on the advice of health authorities and when it is safe to do so.

We may need to close a number of sites in a particular geographic location, based on advice from SA Health. In this case, staff, parents and the school community will be notified as soon as possible.

See the school and preschool temporary closure and reopening page for a list of affected sites.

More information

Parents and carers should contact their school or preschool at first.

Visit www.sa.gov.au/covid-19 for the most up to date information from South Australian government agencies.

Call the South Australia COVID-19 Information Line: 1800 253 787 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Team

Emaileducation.covidcoordination [at] sa.gov.au