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COVID-19 (coronavirus)

In South Australia, the advice from our Chief Public Health Officer and Australia’s expert health body, AHPPC, is that schools, preschools and early childhood facilities are low risk environments for COVID-19 and should remain open. This includes out of school hours care (OSHC).

Schools and preschools are open and students are required to attend school unless they:

  • are feeling unwell 
  • have a chronic medical condition or compromised immune system and are not able to attend school on advice from their medical practitioner
  • live in a household with others that are deemed vulnerable to COVID-19 and are not able to attend school on advice of their medical practitioner
  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been required to self-isolate by SA Health.

Schools will continue to provide support, as they would usually do, for students not able to attend school on advice from their medical practitioner. 

If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at a site, the individual school or preschool will temporarily close. We will provide information on any school or preschool closures.  

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