It has been advised today that 3 schools in the Sydney basin have been closed due to identified cases of COVID-19.
Two of those schools are within our district,
Freeman Catholic College and
Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School.
Football NSW have today contacted NSW Health regarding players who attend these schools and have been advised as follows:
NSW Health has completed contact tracing at these schools and has identified students who are “close contacts”;
Students identified by NSW Health as “close contacts” have been advised by NSW Health to self-isolate and get tested;
Students and families at Mary Immaculate Primary School in Stage 3 who are currently self-isolating have been advised to continue isolating up to and including 7 August 2020;
All other students are required to monitor for symptoms and self-isolate and get tested if they become symptomatic.
# Any players who attend the above two schools who have been identified as “close contacts” and are self-isolating are not permitted to participate in football until they are no longer required by NSW Health to self-isolate;
# The teams that players who attend the above schools usually play in can continue to participate in football as usual, minus any players who are self-isolating;
#All players who attend the above schools can continue to participate in football as usual, except those who are required to self-isolate;
# Players who are siblings of students in self-isolation are permitted to continue to participate in football as usual, unless advised by NSW Health to also self-isolate; and
# All players should continue to monitor for symptoms and self-isolate and get tested if they become symptomatic.
Football NSW will continue to provide updated information and resources at http://www.footballnsw.com.au/covid-19-information/