Students: Wearing Masks

Although many other rules around COVID protocols have changed, it is still a requirement that students in Year 3 to 6 wear masks when indoors on school premises, unless a medical exemption applies.

Thanks to everyone who has been wearing their mask in the correct way.
 

 We understand that some children may feel uncomfortable and anxious about doing this so we have sourced this short story that can be read with them.

The story explains in simple terms the importance of doing so. 
Click here to access.

Lawful medical exemptions exist for the following only:

  • A physical or mental health illness or condition, or disability, which makes wearing a face covering unsuitable

  • Obstructed breathing (this does not generally include Asthma)

  • A serious skin condition of the face

  • An intellectual disability

  • A mental health condition

  • persons who have experienced trauma

 

If your child qualifies for an exemption, please contact Sonia to discuss this further. 

Students who are exempt may choose to consider wearing a face shield.

It is an expectation that for the safety of all staff and other students, that all students unless lawfully exempt, wear a mask when indoors onsite. 

Students who do not wear a mask will be asked, when and where practicable, to maintain distance from others when indoors.

It is highly recommended that students in Prep-2 wear face masks but this is currently not a requirement.