Term 2 – COVIDSafe
In line with directives from the Victorian Government and MACS (Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools), a number of COVIDSafe measures have been introduced to ensure that the school environment is as safe as possible.
- A portal (Inform Avila) has also been set up for families to inform Avila should a student return a positive COVID test.
- In the event that a student or staff member returns a positive COVID-19 test result and has attended school, we will notify the Avila community via email.
Confirmed Cases and Household Contacts
What to do if a student tests positive or is a household contact.
1. Positive COVID Test Result
If a student tests positive to COVID-19, either through a RA or PCR test, they will need to do the following:
- isolate at home for 7 days (inclusive of weekends) and do not attend school during this period
- inform Avila College that the student has tested positive via the following link: www.avila.vic.edu.au/inform
- report the result to the Department of Health using this online form: https://dhvicgovau.powerappsportals.com/rapid-antigen-test/ or via the Coronavirus Hotline at 1800 675 398
2. Household Contact
A household contact is someone who has spent more than four hours with someone who has COVID-19 inside a house, accommodation, or care facility.
If a student is identified as a household contact, they will need to do the following:
- inform Avila that the student is a household contact via the following link: www.avila.vic.edu.au/
- wear a face mask when indoors (unless they have a valid exemption)
- and conduct 5 rapid antigen tests (RAT) within the 7-day period
If any household contact returns a positive RAT result during this period, they must isolate for 7 days and not attend school.
Rapid Antigen Testing
- RATs will continue to be distributed to students as they have been throughout this school year for the remainder of this term. This ongoing supply will ensure that students have tests should they need them.
- From Monday 23 May 2022, it is recommended that RATs are used by students and staff when symptomatic. We do not recommend that your child complete a RAT twice a week as previously advised.
For more information visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/rapid-antigen-tests
All students will be required to wear a face mask in all indoor settings. The face mask must cover the nose and mouth. Face masks must also be worn when travelling on public transport or the Australiner bus service to and from school.
Parents of students who are unable to wear a face mask due to the nature of their disability, medical or mental health condition must provide their approval in writing for their child not to wear a mask to school. This can be emailed to the student’s Year Level Co-ordinator.
Practice Good Hygiene
All classrooms are equipped with hand sanitisers and cleaning kits. Hand sanitiser stands are also located at all school entrances and students are encouraged to use these regularly. Students are also asked to use non-contact greetings (not shaking hands, hugging or kissing).