Term three begins on Tuesday, July 21 in all NSW public schools.
The NSW Department of Education has released a list of activities students and schools will be allowed to do as of the first day of that term.
A department spokesperson said schools would recommence the majority of school-based activities from June 15 and "most additional activities would come back on line at the start of term three."
"Some activities involving having non-essential adults on school sites are still being considered," they said.
Here is a list of what students, teachers and parents can expect as of term three.
- School sport, inter-school student events and competitions, special religious education and special education in ethics lessons, work experience and VET work placements can go ahead.
- School based apprenticeships and traineeships can begin when relevant workplaces are back running, and P and C, and parent and teacher meetings should run online where possible.
- School camps, excursions, parent attendance at assemblies and other school events, parent volunteers, interstate excursions and school based activities involving large gathering of adults are not permitted at this time, but are under consideration.
As soon as a person in the school is confirmed to have the virus, their case will be immediately checked to see if that person was infectious while at school and to see what steps would need to be taken to minimise the risk to the wider community.
Contact tracing will be done, which could involve the school closing down until the tracing is complete, and parents will be notified if their child is deemed to have been a close contact and will then need to isolate for 14 days.
Good hygiene practices among students like washing hands, not sharing drinks or food, coughing or sneezing into your elbow and filling water bottles from the bubblers instead of drinking directly from it is highly recommended.
Schools will clean the toilets more often and receive plenty of soap, hand sanitiser, toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectant wipes and personal protective equipment.
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School attendance is back to normal, meaning students should only stay home if sick and will need to provide a medical certificate.
While adults need to comply with social distancing rules, students do not as research has shown there is minimal risk among children in the school environment.
The COVID-19 situation is always changing, so the department is playing things by ear.
The department spokesperson said that "as the impacts of COVID-19 continues to evolve, maintaining the health and well-being of our staff, students and broader school communities is of utmost importance."
"We are working closely with NSW Health and the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee as they monitor the COVID-19 situation," they said.
Parents are encouraged to keep an eye out for updates on sites like the their respective school's Facebook page and the Department of Education's website at https://education.nsw.gov.au/
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