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Updated information on COVID-19 health directions and restrictions for ACT public schools

20 Jul 2020

COVID-19 Term 3 update

The ACT Government has updated a COVID-19 Public Health Direction this morning, which legally requires anyone who has been in affected locations identified by NSW Health to self-quarantine for 14 days from the date they were in the following locations, even if they do not have any symptoms. At this time, these locations are:

  1. Batemans Bay Soldiers Club – Monday 13 July, Wednesday 15 July to Friday 17 July
  2. Crossroads Hotel in Casula – between Friday 3 July to Friday 10 July.
  3. Planet Fitness in Casula – between Saturday 4 July and Friday 10 July.
  4. Picton Hotel in Picton – on Saturday 4 July, Sunday 5 July, Thursday 9 July or Friday 10 July.

If any of your family members have been in any of these locations on the dates specified above, you must get in touch with ACT Health through the COVID-19 Helpline on
(02) 6207 7244 so you can be supported through quarantine. You and your child/children are also encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 – even if you have no symptoms. Even if you return a negative result you must self-quarantine for 14 days from the date you were last at the location.

The Public Health Direction and more information and updates are available on the ACT Government ACT COVID19 website external link icon. The situation in NSW is evolving and it is important to stay up to date through the COVID19 website and ACT Health Directorate Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Easing of Restrictions Roadmap for Public Schools

A ‘roadmap’ for ACT public schools was released in June 2020 based on the ACT Government’s COVID-19 recovery plan.

On the advice of the Chief Health Officer, the ACT Government has paused its easing of restrictions and ACT schools will remain at Step 2.2 of the Easing of Restrictions Roadmap for Public Schools until health advice changes.

Restrictions will remain as they were during the last two weeks of Term 2. Students across all years will continue with on-campus learning and schools should continue to support remote learning for students who are vulnerable to COVID-19.

Under Stage 2.2 overnight excursions to Birrigai, interstate excursions and camps, parent-teacher interviews that bring large numbers of parents and teachers together, larger assemblies, gatherings and performances of more than 100 people, on-site discos and celebrations and face to face fundraising events involving adults are not allowed.

Schools will continue to limit the number of adults on school grounds, however where scheduled events are planned (such as one on one parent-teacher interviews and small assemblies of less than 100 people) parents can attend the school. Records will be kept of visitors entering the school so contact tracing can occur if required.

You can find more information on the ACT public schools Easing of Restrictions Roadmap for Public Schools on our School arrangements for Term 3 web page.