We look forward to staff and students returning refreshed and ready for learning in Term 3.

As you are no doubt aware, events in Victoria have brought about the imminent closure of the NSW/Victoria border.

The details are available here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/border-closure-to-protect-nsw

The closure will be effective from 12:01am Wednesday, 8 July and follows the concerning spread of COVID-19 in Melbourne.

NSW residents returning from a Melbourne hotspot are already required to go into 14 days of self-isolation. This requirement will be extended to anyone returning from Victoria. This will be backed by heavy penalties and fines.

In other words, any students and families who are in Victoria after today will be required to self-isolate for a fortnight. This would thus impinge on their ability to return to work/school at the beginning of the Term.

I write to raise awareness of this, and in the hope that we might avoid a set of circumstances where any students are unable to join us at the commencement of the term.