Tomaree Education Centre reopens to on-site training after COVID deep clean

Tomaree Public School and Tomaree High School have resume normal classes today, Monday.

The schools were closed last Thursday and Friday after a primary school student, aged 10, had tested positive to COVID-19.

A department of Education spokesperson said that the four days of closure had allowed time for both schools to be thoroughly cleaned.

"The Department of Education and NSW Health have been working closely to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff is maintained. This work has included identifying close contacts of the confirmed case and communicating directly with them regarding their requirement to self-isolate," the spokesperson said.

"The students and staff identified as close contacts have been notified and were asked to self-isolate for the required period and not return to school until this time has elapsed.

"The school will be vigilant in implementing the department's infection control procedures, including daily cleaning in accordance with normal protocols, the promotion of healthy hygiene habits and will make hand sanitiser available for staff and students to use while at school.

"The safety and well-being of our staff and students is of paramount importance to us at all times. As such we will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure that all necessary health advice is adhered to."

Families, parents and students are reminded that while school sites are non-operational, learning materials are available through the department's 'Learning from Home' website.

Further information on COVID-19 is available on the NSW Health websiteExternal link. If you have any education related questions contact 1300 338 679.

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