Moriah College has been advised by NSW Health that a member of the school community has tested positive for COVID-19.
In an email to parents on Thursday night, the college said its Queens Park campus, including the ELC, will be non-operational today (Friday) for the on-site attendance of staff, students and visitors to allow time for contact tracing and cleaning.
All staff and students who attended the college on Tuesday, August 31 are asked to self-isolate until they receive further advice.
The AJN understands that the positive case is a non-teaching Moriah school community member.
Stating, “We anticipate reopening after Shabbat,” college vice-principal Roberta Goot told parents, “The college will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff are maintained.
“The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff are of paramount importance to us. As such we will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure that all necessary health advice is implemented.”
She added, “While we recognise this may be disruptive and inconvenient for some 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.”
Meanwhile, Reddam House school closed its Woollahra campus on Thursday after a year 4 student tested positive.
NSW Health has requested anyone who has been unwell or if you develop any symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell/taste, muscle/joint pains, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting or extreme tiredness to be tested at one of the COVID-19 testing clinics.
Further information about COVID-19 is available on the NSW government website.