What’s the plan for children going back to school?
Sarah Mitchell, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning talks Chris Smith through the plans for getting children back into the classroom.
The Minister discusses with Chris that all students and staff must test before they come back to school for that first day and then do those twice-weekly surveillance tests for the first four weeks of term. More than 4 million RATs have been distributed to schools already and that will continue this week with 6 million sent out across the state. For parents, the school will be in contact with them as to how you can pick up those kits before school returns. With positive tests, she asks parents to contact the school principal and then report it through the New South Wales Health app. The Government is confident that they won’t need to close schools and will have plenty of supply teachers to call on.
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