Sydney’s Waverley College shuts down after student tests positive

Just one day after students return to campus full-time across NSW, Sydney's Waverley College has today been forced to close after a student tested positive to COVID-19.

 

Confirming of the schools closure a spokesperson from the college has said “We are implementing our lockdown plan and the school is almost completely evacuated at this stage,”

In a note sent out to parents this morning asking that, as a precaution, all children be collected from the eastern suburbs school “immediately”.

“A member of the Senior Campus has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation,” the note read.

“Health NSW will conduct contact tracing and we undertake a deep clean of the campus.

“We will be in contact with those who have had close contact and will need to isolate.”

This comes a day after students across the state were all back in the classrooms for the first time in 8 weeks, from having to study from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian previously stated that “a return to full-time face-to-face teaching is safe”, but conceded her Government expected coronavirus cases would rise as students returned to campuses.

Waverley College has a senior campus, which accommodates 1,100 students, and a junior campus, which has 290 students.

 

 

 

by Angus Jones

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