important information regarding CORONAVIRUS COVID-19
The aim of the information below is to keep our families updated on the current status of Coronavirus and the approach to manage the situation by PLC Armidale. We will continue to follow the instructions from NSW HEALTH. Management plans have been put into action with each stage thoughtfully considered and what the response will be. This information is updated regularly.
Update #8 from the Principal (1 April 2020)
Update #7 from the Principal (28 March 2020)
Update #6 from the Principal (25 March 2020)
Update #5 from the Principal (23 March 2020)
Update #4 from the Principal (20 March 2020)
Update #3 from the Principal (19 March 2020)
Update #2 from the Principal (16 March 2020)
A letter from the Principal, Mrs Nicola Taylor (12 March 2020)
NSW Health Update from NSW Chief Health Officer
COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) - NESA Advice for Year 11 and 12 students
important information from Nesa for students in year 12
2020 HSC is going ahead
Parliament House Press Conference (25 March 2020)
Quick Links for Government Support
COVID-19 from NSW Health
COVID-19 FAQs from NSW Health
Mental Health Institute - When our world shakes: Six ways to respond to COVID-19
The Gospel Coalition - 7 tips when talking to kids about Coronavirus
tips for Coping with anxiety
Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety
The vicious cycle of anxiety
Students and staff who are unwell with symptoms including (but not limited to) fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue and shortness of breath should implement the following:
• Isolate themselves from others at home and use a separate bathroom if available
• Put on a surgical mask and if they don’t have one, practise good sneeze/cough hygiene
• Practise good hand hygiene
• Call a doctor or hospital and tell them the recent travel or close contact history
• If they have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing call 000, ask for an ambulance and notify the officers of the recent travel or close contact history
If unwell, staff and students should be excluded from attending the school until they are assessed by their primary care provider.
How can we help prevent the spread of coronavirus?
Practising good sneeze/cough hygiene is the best defence against most viruses. You should:
• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
• Cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser
• If unwell, avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people)
While coronavirus is of concern, it is important to remember that most people displaying symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or tiredness are likely suffering with a cold or other respiratory illness – not coronavirus. For the latest advice, information and resources visit NSW Health or call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450. The phone number of your state or territory public health agency is available here. If you have concerns about your health, speak to your doctor.
Important Documents regarding health and Hygiene
Preventing Infectious Disease Protocol
Health Centre Procedure Infection Control
Hand washing Protocol
Proper hand washing! What gets left on your hands when you don't wash properly
Operation Ouch - What happens if you don't wash your hands (PLEASE NOTE: Video begins at 3.24mins)
Regular updates will be provided to our College community.
Should you have any questions or concerns, a designated email
address has been established.