Emanuel School closed amid COVID case
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Emanuel School closed amid COVID case

In a letter to parents on Wednesday, principal Andrew Watt said the campus "will be non-operational effective immediately for the on-site attendance of students and staff to allow time for contact tracing and cleaning".

Emanuel School in Randwick.
Emanuel School in Randwick.

EMANUEL School parents have been asked “to come and collect their children immediately”, and all staff and students told to self-isolate until further notice, after a member of the school community tested positive for COVID-19.

In a letter to parents this morning (Wednesday), principal Andrew Watt said the campus “will be non-operational effective immediately for the on-site attendance of students and staff to allow time for contact tracing and cleaning”.

“Parents and carers are requested to come and collect their children immediately, if they have already dropped them off,” Watt wrote.

“The OOSH will be also non-operational during this time. We also cannot offer our services to students of essential workers at this time.

“All staff and students are asked to self-isolate until you receive further advice. There is no requirement to get a COVID-19 test at this time unless you are unwell.”

Noting, “The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is of paramount importance to us at all times,” Watt added, “As such we will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure that all necessary health advice is
adhered to.

“While we recognise this will be disruptive and inconvenient for families, it is important that we follow NSW Health advice and take all necessary precautions to minimise the risk of further transmission to support our community.”

He said students sitting HSC exams are advised that exams will continue at Emanuel Synagogue as planned, and that “more information will follow regarding any further days of school closure”.

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