Novel Coronavirus

You may have seen in the media a continuing concern regarding the Novel Coronavirus.

The Chief Health Officer, Department of Health, Western Australia has advised that students who have been in the Hubei Province must be isolated in their home for 14 days after leaving Hubei Province, other than for seeking individual medical care. The student must not attend school during this isolation period.

The Chief Health Officer, Department of Health, Western Australia has advised that students who have been to mainland China or Hong Kong are requested to stay at home for 14 days after leaving mainland China or Hong Kong.

This is a precaution as the incubation period for this virus can be up to 14 days. After that time, and no symptoms, the student may attend school.

For further information please referred to the Department of Health2 website (ww2.health.wa.gov.au/coronavirus) where there is a factsheet for parents3 and access to a helpline 1800 300 243.