Update 14 October:
Ballina Coast High School will reopen for staff and students on Thursday, 14 October 2021, after a member/s of the school community tested positive to COVID-19.
‘Students and staff identified as close contacts have been notified and asked to self-isolate for the required period and follow the NSW health advice and protocols,’ said a NSW Education spokesperson.
‘Each school has been thoroughly cleaned and will reopen Thursday, 14 October 2021, for any child who is unable to learn from home.
Further information on COVID-19 is available on the NSW Government website
Further information about the NSW Department of Education response to COVID-19 is available on the Department’s website.
Ballina Coast High School announced late yesterday a new case of COVID-19 in the high school community.
Aaron McDonald, the high school Principal, asked all staff and students to self-isolate until they received more information.
In addition, the school closed immediately for contact tracing and cleaning.
Principal McDonald also wishes to reassure students and parents.
‘The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is of paramount importance to us at all times. As such we will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure that all necessary health advice is adhered to’.
Learning will continue remotely from home, and additional resources are available at education.nsw.gov to cope with online learning.
Further information about venues and close contact should be available soon on the Northern NSW Local Health District.