COVID-19 College Updates

Our top priority is the health and wellbeing of our Canterbury families and staff.

We continue to monitor and follow the health directives and advice of the Australian Government, Queensland Health and Independent Schools Queensland about COVID-19.

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College Actions and Protocols

  • Students and Staff must not attend campus if they display the following COVID-19 symptoms:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Runny nose
    • Shortness of breath
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    • Loss of smell
    • Loss of taste
    • Vomiting or nausea
    • Diarrhoea
  • If a student develops these symptoms while at school, they will be assessed by the College Nurse. If required, parents will be contacted and asked to collect their student.
  • Students and staff must follow the direction of Queensland Health in relation to COVID-19 quarantine requirements – if they test positive or are close contacts of a positive case.

  • Parents and visitors are encouraged not to enter the campus grounds.
  • Kindy parents, however, are permitted to enter the grounds to drop-off and collect their students.

  • Whilst social distancing is not required for students on campus, adults are required to maintain a distance of 1.5m from other adults wherever practically possible.

We have increased our health and hygiene practices to minimise the risk of transmission, through:

  • Targeted, regular cleaning of high-touch areas around the College,
  • Installation of additional hand sanitiser units, and
  • Communication of healthy hygiene habits through signage across the campus.

School excursions and events are reviewed and assessed on a case by case basis. The current Government advice is considered as part of this process. Parents will be kept informed of any changes to the College calendar.

How you can help

Keep Informed

It is important that we work together to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our students. We ask that parents regularly check the College’s communication channels to remain up to date and are aware of any changes which may impact them. Updates will be posted on this page and on the Canterbury App.

Take Precautionary Measures

To minimise the risk of transmission, we ask that all members of the College community abide by the following:

Take social distancing measures,

Seek medical advice if you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms,

Regularly clean hands with soap or sanitiser,

Cover nose and mouth with your elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing; and

Avoid contact with anyone who is displaying flu-like symptoms.

Support our Community

We encourage you to support the businesses run by our College community. Our Business Directory is published here.

For Further Assistance

Please speak to your GP or look to the below resources and contacts for further guidance.

Australian Government Department of Health 

Queensland Health

Department of Home Affairs

Metro South Public Health Unit (07 3156 4000)

24/7 National Coronavirus Health Information Line (1800 020 080)

13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)