July 23 – College update on COVID-19 and masks

July 23, 2020

Dear Parents, Carers and Guardians of St Patrick’s College,

The College has today been informed that a current parent has returned a positive COVID-19 test result.

Importantly, the parent has not visited St Patrick’s College recently and their son was not at school today.

That boy, along with the rest of his family, is now self-isolating awaiting their own test results.

The College this afternoon received advice from the Department of Health and Human Services who recommended that the College continue operations as normal pending the results of the student’s test.

We ask that all students please keep maintaining rigid hygiene and social distancing protocols.

In addition, and in line with other Catholic secondary schools in Ballarat, St Patrick’s College will now ask that all staff and students wear a face mask while on College grounds from Monday, July 27. Teachers may remove their mask while teaching.

The College will also be requesting all visitors to the site wear a mask and are temperature checked.

For further clarification please contact either Deputy Principal Elizabeth Ryan or Director of Human Resources Lisa Oldham on 5331 1688.