The NSW Government has today announced its plan for students to gradually return to face-to-face teaching.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the plan was endorsed by education leaders in the public, Catholic and independent school sectors.
“From Week 3 in Term 2 onwards, every student will attend school for one day per week,” Mr Crouch said.
“Based on health advice the Government will aim to gradually increase the number of days students are at school, and we hope all children can be back at school full-time by Term 3.
“Schools will always remain open for children who cannot be supervised at home. Our policy is that no child gets turned away.”
Mr Crouch said every health and safety precaution was being taken by the NSW Government to protect students and staff.
“Social distancing will be maintained by staggering the times for drop-off and pick-up, as well as recess and lunch,” Mr Crouch said.
“Additional hygiene products like soap and hand sanitizer will be available in every single classroom.
“Teachers who need a COVID-19 test will also receive priority access and at-risk teachers are encouraged to work from home.”
Each individual school community will implement these measures with guidance from the NSW Department of Education and will contact school families to communicate this information.